Mansfield in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... on it, but it was sent off to Channel 4 nonetheless..... Mansfield was a former mining town, which then went into severe decline in the eighties and nineties. What is it like today? Firstly, a general indicator of an upturn, are the property prices in the town: Mansfield used to be extremely cheap for the East Midlands area, yet in the early part of this decade, prices suddenly doubled within a year: This was probably related to the huge growth of shops and business premises being built in the area. In the town centre, there is a thriving market on most days of the week, which takes places on a newly renovated pitch. Around this, there ... more
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by - written on 31/07/09 (Very useful, 195 readings)
Mansfield suffered the indignity of being Number 9 on the list of worst places to live in Britain, according to the television show 'Location, Location, Location' a couple of years ago. So, were they right? The first thing that has to be mentioned is the fighting spirit: Unlike any other town mentioned in the notorious list, Mansfield responded to Kirsty and Phil by installing a giant postcard in the middle of the town and allowing local residents their right to reply. The mind boggles as to what would have been written on it, but it was sent off to Channel 4 nonetheless..... Mansfield was a former mining town, which then went into ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/07/01, updated on 24/07/01 (Very useful, 59 readings)
Mansfield is right in the centre of England and probably one of the furthest towns from the sea in any direction. The town grew because of the vast reserves of coal in this area as many collieries were sunk around the town at the end of the 19th century. However, there are records of a town on this site back in the Domesday Book. Most of the collieries have now disappeared and during the ten years 1990 –2000 the town went into a serious decline. Unemployment was very high and this was added to by the closure of many local textile firms, another major industry of the area. In the past couple of years there has been huge investments made in ... Read the complete review
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