Albert Ball – the greatest flying Ace of the First World War – came from Nottingham. He received the Victoria Cross for his bravery.
Britain’s Petite is the UK’s biggest toy manufacturer. For over 100 years the name has been known for making small size soldiers. It has 3 buildings in Nottingham that supply toy shops nationwide.
When Queen Victoria had her diamond Jubilee is 1897 she let Nottingham become a city.
Nottingham artist Dudley Dexter drew Desperate Dan – the pie eating cowboy in The Dandy comic.
Nottingham recorded the first earthquake inn England, back in 1180AD
In 1880 a Nottingham man invented Shinpads for football players.
The Galleries of Justice offer a look at Justice down the ages.
A Nottingham shopkeeper invented the recipe for HP Sauce, but sold it to pay a debt.
Nottingham has a new National Ice arena thanks to £22.5million pounds from the lottery. It is going to be the national home for Ice Hockey, and will also have a museum of Britain’s greatest Ice Dancers, Nottingham’s own Torvill and Dean, achievements.
Many of the nations Kings stopped in Nottingham to stay at the Castle.
Nottingham is famous for its lace, designed and made in the Lace Market.
Nottingham has had a Lord Mayor since 1284.
Notts County Football Club is the oldest football club in the world. It was formed in 1862. They play at the Meadow Lane stadium.
Nottingham’s Old Market Square is the biggest Market Square in Britain. It is 5.5 acres big. It used to be used to hold the annual Goose Fair on before it moved.
J.M.Barrie worked as a writer in Nottingham. His story of Peter Pan is based around a child he saw while walking in Clifton Grove.
Nottinghams main hospital, the Queens Medical Centre- or QMC-, contains the only medical school to be opened in the 20th Century. It has become famous for developing new treatments, and treated Prince Charles after he injured his arm in a Polo accident.
In 1604 two miles of wooden track were laid between two coal mines, making the countries first railway line.
Paul Smith opened his first shop in 1970. Before that he had worked in a Lace Market factory. Now a world famous fashion designer, he still has his warehouses and Headquarters in the city.
A Nottingham man built the first Tank, but the War Office said it was too cranky.
The City motto, included on the city coat of arms, is Vivit Post Funera Virtus meaning Virtue outlives death.
The cities National Water Sports centre is at Holme Pierrepont. It has canoe courses, skiing areas as well as a large racing lake.
Yew trees can be found in local churchyards. The yew branch was the best branch for making longbows from.
The worlds first study of birds was written by Sir Francis Willoughby. Hid interest in zoology was well known.
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