A Timeline of Limerick

By Tim Lambert 922 The Vikings found Limerick 1194 The English capture Limerick 1197 Limerick is given a charter 1200-1210 King John’s Castle is built 1642 An Irish army enters Limerick 1651 The English besiege Limerick 1691 Limerick is besieged again 1769 Limerick Customs House is built 1803 The Old Town Hall is built 1811… Continue reading A Timeline of Limerick

A Timeline of Shrewsbury

By Tim Lambert 901 Shrewsbury is first mentioned 980 Shrewsbury is a market town with a mint 1069 Part of Shrewsbury is burned during a rebellion against the Normans 1083 Shrewsbury Abbey is founded 1086 Shrewsbury has a population of about 1,200 Early 12th Century King Stephen gives Shrewsbury a charter 1215 The Welsh briefly capture Shrewsbury 1348 Shrewsbury has a population of… Continue reading A Timeline of Shrewsbury

A Timeline of Walsall

By Tim Lambert 6th century The Saxons found a village at Walsall 1220 A weekly market begins in Walsall and it turns into a busy little town. Walsall also has annual fairs. 1339 Walsall is allowed 2 annual fairs. Walsall is a little town with a population of about 1,500. 1554 A grammar school opens… Continue reading A Timeline of Walsall

A Timeline of Kings Lynn

By Tim Lambert 1101 The Bishop gives the people of King’s Lynn the right to hold weekly markets and annual fairs 1204 King John gives King’s Lynn a charter (a document granting the town certain rights) 1348 King’s Lynn is a large and important town with a population of 5,500-6,0000. Wool, grain, and salt are… Continue reading A Timeline of Kings Lynn

A Timeline of Peterborough

By Tim Lambert 972 The Saxons build an abbey on the site of the abbey. A village grows up nearby. c. 1000 A wall is built around the settlement and it becomes a small town St Peters Burgh 1070 During a rebellion against William the Conqueror Petersborough is burned 1116 Peterborough Abbey burns 1300 Longthorpe… Continue reading A Timeline of Peterborough

A Timeline of Aylesbury

By Tim Lambert 11th Century Aylesbury is a busy little market town 13th Century Aylesbury has 2 annual fairs Late 14th Century Friars arrive in Aylesbury 1637 John Hampden MP becomes a hero when he refuses to pay Ship Money 1642 During the Civil War a battle is fought at Aylesbury 1700 A lace-making industry… Continue reading A Timeline of Aylesbury

A Timeline of Warrington

By Tim Lambert 1st Century The Romans build a settlement at Wilderpool 407 The Roman army leaves Britain and Roman towns are abandoned c. 1070 The Normans build a wooden fort at Warrington c. 1125 Warrington has grown into a little market town 1255 Warrington is granted the right to hold an annual fair 1277… Continue reading A Timeline of Warrington

A Timeline of Wigan

By Tim Lambert 1246 The king gives Wigan a charter allowing it 2 weekly markets 1400 The main industry in Wigan is making wool 1485 The population of Wigan is about 2,500-3,000 1600 The population of Wigan reaches about 4,000 1643 During the Civil War Parliamentary forces occupy Wigan 1644 Royalists occupy Wigan but lose it after the Battle of Marston… Continue reading A Timeline of Wigan

A Timeline of Blackpool

By Tim Lambert 1781 A private road is built to Blackpool 1801 The population of Blackpool is less than 500 1837 Victoria Terrace is built to Blackpool 1844 St Johns Market is built 1846 A branch railway is built 1851 The population of Blackpool is over 2,500. A Board of Health is formed. 1852 Blackpool… Continue reading A Timeline of Blackpool