The Boots campus includes three listed modernist buildings designed by engineer Owen Williams (two Grade I, one Grade II), though they are very difficult to see from any public highway. It also includes a later, Grade II* listed building by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.[12]

Beeston Hockey Club are pleased to announce that Swagelok Manchester have agreed to become the sponsor of the match day ball patrol teams for National League matches this season. On behalf of the Club, David Griffiths, commented, “The ball patrol forms an important part of the modern performance hockey match, and their profile will only […]

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A cottage on the north side of Anglo Scotian Mills was reputed to have the tallest domestic chimney in England[citation needed]. Its length was necessary to reach over the roof of the Mill. Although the cottage has been demolished for several years, the chimney can still be seen attached to the wall of the Mill.

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Beeston AC, formally Ericsson AC & Plessey AC are now based at Chilwell Olympia and meet Wednesday and Friday evenings at 1830.Also a Sunday morning run at 0900. They also organise a 5-mile race during May/June

Where to buy Lovely property: old villagey centre, Victorian and Edwardian and 20s/30s expansion. Start north of Chilwell Road in the St John's Grove and West End conservation area. Park Road and Grove Avenue are especially peaceful. Town Street in villagey Bramcote. Near the golf course, Bramcote Drive, Beeston Fields Drive. Rylands, south of the railway, is cheaper.

Schools Primaries: Round Hill, Trent Vale, College House, Bramcote CofE and Alderman Pounder are all "good"; Eskdale and Meadow Lane "outstanding". Secondaries: Foxwood and Alderman White are "good".

Beeston is also home to several well established football clubs, including Beeston Amateur Football Club (Beeston AFC), who have two men's Saturday sides that play in the Nottinghamshire Senior League and the Midland Amateur Alliance respectively and Beeston Town FC who play their home games at Highfields and compete in Division One of the Long Eaton Sunday League.

Today Beeston has good rail transport links with Beeston station, on the Midland Main Line, served by East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry. Direct trains to and from London St Pancras call at Beeston, on an hourly frequency each way, with journey times to/from the capital being typically just under 2 hours. The distance (by rail) to St Pancras is 123 miles (198 km).

Beeston grew from its village status with its development as a silk weaving centre in the early nineteenth century. The first silk mill was burned down (along with Nottingham Castle) in the Reform Bill riots of 1831. With the decline of the silk industry, many of the former mills moved to light industrial uses in the early twentieth century. Equipment produced by the Beeston Boiler Company is still to be found all around the former British Empire.

The case against The Trent has been known to flood, though new defences should curb it in the future. Beeston High Road is a bit humdrum.

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The earliest recorded name given to the area was Bestune. This is now generally thought to be derived from "bees" = an abundance of honey bees and "tune" a farmstead settlement. The description of local pasture is still preserved in the name of Beeston Rylands. However, there are alternative derivations from "Bedestun" = the farm of Bede.

Beeston is known for the variety of its traditional public houses and has one of the highest concentrations of pubs-per-person in the United Kingdom[29] with 23 pubs (as of 2011) within as per the Beeston Crawl.[30]

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Beeston is home to a large number of national and international companies that have set up world HQ or regional HQ in the area. There are approximately 470 companies based in Beeston with the largest being Boots, Changan, Imperial Tobacco, ZF, Siemens, Atos and Chinook Sciences.[17][18]

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Major rebuilding works include three new towers and a massive bridge leading to the inner bailey's outer gate.

Find out more about the history of Beeston Castle

These pages are dedicated to helping you discover something of Beeston's past and will grow over time to become a focus for its local history - whether you are looking for a quick overview or for an in-depth exploration of the area's history.

Beeston is served by the Nottingham Express Transit tram system, which links it to Nottingham city centre and other local destinations. Frequent bus services also operate to Nottingham, East Midlands Airport, Derby, Loughborough and other local towns, operated primarily by Trent Barton and Nottingham City Transport. The buses and trams both serve the Beeston transport interchange in the town centre, which offers cross-platform interchange between the two modes.

Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 19 years and within the family group).

Two golf courses exist adjacent to the town: Beeston Fields and Chilwell Manor. A short distance to the north is Bramcote Hill Golf Club and to the northeast the golf course at Wollaton Park.

There are also large numbers of takeaways and several restaurants, offering a wide selection of food including Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Many cafés are to be found around the main shopping centre, "The Square"—the centre of Beeston—is a 1960s shopping development, most of which is pedestrianised.

Until 2006, Beeston was home to Nottingham Rugby Club, which sold the land next to the railway line (now the Birkin Fields housing development) and moved to share the Meadow Lane pitch at the Notts County ground. Nottingham Casuals Rugby Club still play on the rugby pitches at Weirfields near the canal.

Hang out at… For lattes and frittatas, Relish on Chilwell Road. For Camra-approved pints, the Victoria Hotel or the Crown on Church Street.

The United Charities of Abel Collin moved from the centre of Nottingham to their current location on Derby Road in Beeston during the 1950s.

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Beeston in Nottinghamshire, is conveniently located some four miles to the west of the centre of the City of Nottingham. Today, it is favoured as a desirable residential location and shopping centre, supported by a strong commercial and industrial base but it has an interesting history, which has its village origins in pre-Saxon times, for those who take a little time to explore it.

Beeston's main shopping area is situated along the High Road, much of which has been pedestrianised. There are some chain stores in Beeston, but the town is best known for its selection of high-quality independent stores including specialist east Asian and Mediterranean food shops.

The site is transformed into a substantial hillfort with earthwork defences.

Tom Abdy "Fred Hallam the grocer, which has been open for 100 years, is great. And there are always brilliant community events going on: Oxjam, Beeston Carnival, the proms…"


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A particularly fine Methodist Church was constructed by the architect W.J. Morley of Bradford on Chilwell Road in 1902. Its landmark spire is now visible from afar since the demolition of several large mill buildings in the 1990s. The front of the building is floodlit at night, contributing to local light pollution.

Hostages from Wales are held at the castle. The outer defences are completed.

In conjunction with the ongoing tram extension system, Beeston town centre is undergoing significant redevelopment, including the construction of a large gym and a Costa Coffee shop.[27] This redevelopment is being undertaken by Henry Boot.[28]

Lord Tollemache buys the estate and builds his own castle opposite Beeston. He promotes it as a tourist attraction and stocks the grounds with kangaroos and deer.

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