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By Christine Freeman

The old marketplace city of Atherstone constructed on a mile lengthy stretch of the Roman street. Atherstone has been held in excessive esteem because medieval occasions, and via 1880 there have been many institutions, accommodating the investors and visitors utilizing this thoroughfare. Coal mining and hatting have been the 2 major industries. As alternate built in the course of the business Revolution, the inhabitants grew and overcrowding and bad residing stipulations have been inevitable. The nationwide Slum Clearances brought within the Thirties placed strain on Atherstone Rural District Council, to buy land from inner most landowners to construct new council homes. via the Nineties either the hatting and coal mining industries had thoroughly reduced. This publication takes the reader on a nostalgic trip via time, evaluating how day by day existence has replaced over the last 100 years.

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