Horsham is a market town situated toward the upper reaches of the course of the River Arun within the ceremonial county of West Sussex, in the south of England. The town is located approximately 31 miles (50 km) south south-west of London, 18.5 miles (30 km) north-west of Brighton and 26 miles (42 km) north-east of the county town of Chichester.
The first historical record of Horsham comes from the tenth century and it is thought that the name of the settlement derives from either Horse Ham or Horsa’s Ham. If it is the former then it is thought that that would refer to the fact that the town originated as a place where horses are kept, whereas if it is the latter then it would mean that a Saxon warrior named Horsa was granted land in the area.
Economic History And Present Of Horsham
Horsham began life as a market town which saw a comparatively large amount of trade in cattle, sheep and corn, and it was this which fuelled a slow and steady growth of the town for many years. From the late 18th century onwards however, industries such as brewing, brickmaking, iron-smelting and printing took root and became very successful.
It was these industries which drove the main period of growth and expansion in Horsham then and many of these sectors do remain active parts of Horsham’s economy. Today, however, it is the more modern areas of financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology which have taken up most of the slack.
The Population Of Horsham
Due to the success and longevity of such a wide array of industries in the town, Horsham has grown to become a major urban centre which, according to the most recent estimates, is home to around 56,000 residents.
That makes the settlement a very densely populated one, and one well known side-effect of being such is that it inexorably leads to a high number of accidents and injuries. It is with that in mind, therefore, that we turn our attention to the issues surrounding Horsham accident claim proceedings.
Horsham Accident Claim Proceedings
It is if and when you have been injured and somebody else was to blame that you are entitled to make a Horsham accident claim in search of personal injury compensation. If this makes you think that you may be in a position to begin such a Horsham accident claim, then your best course of action is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists with extensive experience of handling all manner of claims. You can get in touch with their friendly advisers 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 2nd November 2014
Author: David Brown