By Tim Lambert
The Saxons found a village at Nottingham
Late 9th Century
The Danes capture the North and East of England. They make Nottingham into a fortified settlement.
The English recapture Nottingham. It grows into a busy market town with its own mint.
The Normans build a fort at Nottingham
Nottingham is granted a charter (a document giving the townspeople certain rights).
The first mention of a mayor of Nottingham
At the time of the Black Death Nottingham has a population of about 3,000 but half the people die in the epidemic
A Grammar School is founded in Nottingham
Wollaton Hall is built
Civil War begins between king and parliament. The king raises his standard near Nottingham.
The Royalists attack Nottingham but fail to capture it
The Royalists try but fail to capture Nottingham
Nottingham Castle is destroyed to prevent it ever falling into Royalist hands
The population of Nottingham is about 3,500-4,000
Nottingham suffers an outbreak of plague
Nottingham has a population of about 5,000. The hosiery industry is booming.
Nottingham has a population of about 10,000Nottingham has a population of about 5,000. The hosiery industry is booming.
Nottingham has a population of about 10,000
The first theatre in Nottingham is built
The population of Nottingham is 28,000
The streets of Nottingham are lit by gas
Riots in Nottingham
Cholera kills 330 people in Nottingham
The first modern police force is formed in Nottingham
The railway reaches Nottingham
The first public library opens in Nottingham
Players Cigarettes is founded in Nottingham
Bicycles are made on Raleigh Street
Electric trams begin running in the streets of Nottingham
Nottingham has a Lord Mayor
A new Council House is built
Nottingham University is founded
The trams in Nottingham stop
A statue of Robin Hood is erected
A new Clifton Bridge is built
Playhouse Theatre opens
Queens Medical Centre opens
Victoria Bus Station opens. Broad Marsh Shopping Centre is built.
Victoria Shopping Centre is built
The Museum of Nottingham Life opens
The Museum of Justice opens
A network of trams opens in Nottingham