Solihull is a town found within the metropolitan borough which shares its name, in the metropolitan county of West Midlands in central England. The town is situated along the routes of the A41 Birmingham to Warwick road and the A34 Birmingham to Stratford road, as well as being easily accessible by the M42 and the M40.
One of Solihull’s biggest claims to fame is the fact that in November 2013, the uSwitch Quality of Life Index named Solihull the “best place to live” in the United Kingdom. This is hardly surprising when you consider that the locals, who are known as Silhillians, live in undoubtedly one of the most prosperous towns of the Midlands.
A Potted History Of Solihull
The name ‘Solihull’ is widely believed to have derived from the position of its parish church, St Alphege, on a ‘soily’ hill, in that the church was built on a hill of stiff red marl, which turned to sticky mud in wet weather. That church dates from around the middle of the 16th century and is a large and handsome example of English Gothic church architecture, with a traditional spire 168 feet (51 metres) high.
Unlike many local settlements, especially nearby Birmingham, the Industrial Revolution had very little effect on Solihull and the town remained a small one until the 20th century. At this time, however, the town did begin to grow at an alarming rate due to a number of specific factors and circumstances.
These included a large slum clearance programme in Birmingham, the development of the Rover car plant, the expansion of what was then Elmdon Airport into Birmingham International Airport and the earmarking of large areas of land for housing development.
Present Day Solihull
Due to that period of growth in the 20th century, the town of Solihull has come to be home to nearly 207,000 permanent residents, making it an undoubtedly busy and active urban centre. This is in many ways a positive for the settlement and its residents but does also inexorably make accidents and injuries more likely. It is with this in mind, therefore, that we will turn our attention to the issue of your unexpected accident in Solihull .
Unexpected accident in Solihull
Solihull accident claim proceedings are available to individuals who wish to seek personal injury compensation in light of an unexpected accident in Solihull and injuries which were demonstrably the fault of another party. If this makes you believe that you may be entitled to make a claim, then you may wish to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline are highly experienced personal injury specialists who have friendly advisers available to you if you call either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to tell us about your unexpected accident in Solihull.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown