Ripley is a town found within the Amber Valley borough of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire, in the north of England. The town is situated approximately nine miles away from the city of Derby and close to the town of Belper.
Early history of Ripley
There is little known about the exact time at which a settlement was established in the area now known as Ripley, but it is known that the town was in existence by the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was recorded as having been under the ownership of one man named Levenot.
It was in 1251 that Henry III granted Ripley with a charter allowing it to hold a weekly market and annual fair, meaning that the Ripley fair does pre-date the more famous Nottingham Goose Fair. In subsequent years Ripley’s market came to be held on a Saturday and in modern times has been supplemented by a second market on Fridays.
Industrialisation and growth of Ripley
As with many towns in the north of England, the industrial revolution of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries had a profound effect on Ripley. In Ripley’s case it was through the location of the Butterley Company in the area in 1790, that much economic impetus was given to the area.
This company located near to Ripley in order to take advantage of the mineral resources in the area and through the years grew and diversified to be involved with steelworks, coal mining, quarrying, the railway industry, foundry operation and brickworks.
It was the income and employment brought to the town by this company and others like it which helped Ripley to expand and grow to the point it has reached today, where it is a sizeable town of more than 13,000 people. Being such a large centre of population in the modern day does however mean that for expert solicitors in Ripley is a fairly likely source of personal injury compensation claims.
Expert Solicitors in Ripley
It is when you suffer an injury which was caused by somebody else’s negligent or carelessness actions that you are entitled to claim compensation with the help of solicitors Ripley residents and these types of incident are logically more common in areas of higher population.
It is that which explains, therefore, why you may be more likely to need the help of expert solicitors in Ripley residents.
And if you ever do then why would you want to contact anybody but the very best in the business?
The best in the business
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Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown