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The English town of Northampton

By Emmanuel Buckle Subscribe to RSS | January 21st 2012 | Views:

The English town of Northampton

Northampton town began life as a Saxon village it was originally called Hamm tun but in the late 9th century its name was changed to Northampton. By the late 12th century its population already stood at 2500 and was rapidly growing. By the time the 19th century came there was already a population of 7000. It was also the 19th century that Northampton local council began to build council houses and so did the landlords. By the late 19th Century street light were installed in the streets of Northampton.

By the 20th Century Northampton had taken on new heights and became well know for its shoe industry. Which provided jobs for more than 30% of its male population. This century saw the population very quickly grow and it became a population of over 1700 people.

Nowadays Northampton is a thriving city with a population of over 195,000 people They have built the Northampton collage which we will talk more about later.

Northampton town center has recently had a major make over and its bus services can be found all over city. It now other many different services and business some of which are.

The oriental garden restaurant.

The western Favell shopping center

Cleaners in northampton

Northampton Services

Wollaston BMW

Jessops department stores

The Northampton General hospitals cancer unit is having a a complete make over. It is being made bigger in order to make room for new consultation rooms,waiting rooms and a new treatment area. Work is expected to be finished by April 2012 and the hospital will be opening the new caner unit by the end of April 2012.

Northampton Town now also has its own college. With around 10,000 students and a turn over of around £28million. It has many different courses available both part time and full. It supplies around 600 full time jobs and Is funded through the university of Northampton.

The town of Northampton is more famously know these days as Diana princess of Wales final resting place. The Spencer family in which she was born in to have lived the manor house for over 500 years it is called Althorp house.

IT was built in 1508 there is a total of 19 rooms in the house which are all open to public You can find on display fine pictures and a fine collection of furniture. Outside you will find fantastic gardens with a picnic area and park area.

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