Tamworth is a large market town, and also a local government district, found within the ceremonial county of Staffordshire in central England. The town is situated approximately 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Birmingham city centre and 103 miles (166 km) northwest of London and borders the county of Warwickshire.
The town is thought to get its name from the River Tame which flows through the settlement and is the second largest settlement in Staffordshire behind the city of Stoke on Trent. It is believed that a forerunning settlement to the town was the ancient capital of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia and notable historic features of the town include Tamworth Castle and the Moat House.
A Whistle Stop Tour Of The History Of Tamworth
As mentioned above, the most notable element of the early history of the settlement which came to become Tamworth was the fact that it did indeed serve as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mercia under the rule of King Penda. This meant that the town was for a while the largest settlement in the midlands area but did also lead to a vicious attack by the Vikings in 9th Century whowreaked havoc.
The attack on the town by the Vikings is what led to the eventual construction of Tamworth Castle for the defence of the area but did also mean that the town never regained its status as the main settlement in the region. The next rapid growth of the town only occurred during the Industrial Revolution, in fact, which saw an increase in population due to the establishment of industries such as coal mining and the development of the canal network.
Modern Day Tamworth
After the aforementioned spell of growth which was spurred by the Industrial Revolution, the population increase of Tamworth slowed yet the town is today home to approximately 77,000 permanent residents.
That undoubtedly makes Tamworth a busy and significant centre of population, which does in turn tell us that it will likely be the location of a relatively high number of accidents and injuries. With that in mind, residents may be interested to learn a little about Tamworth non fault claim proceedings.
Tamworth Non Fault Claim Proceedings
An individual is entitled to make a Tamworth non fault claim if and when they have been injured and someone else was to blame. This is so that they can receive the personal injury compensation that they deserve for the pain which they have endured.
In the event that you are ever in a position to pursue such a Tamworth non fault claim, or simply want to learn more, then you will want to contact Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown