Presentation on theme: "URBAN GROWTH IN BRITAIN How did we get from this……... To this….."— Presentation transcript:
URBAN GROWTH IN BRITAIN How did we get from this……... To this…..
Man’s first home-desirable or what? The first settlements appeared when man became a farmer………. Farmers sold their produce at markets so small market towns grew up The first proper large towns appeared when Britain was conquered by………………...
THE ROMANS! The Romans built roads & towns all over Britain. Towns ending in ‘chester’ & ‘cester’ have their origins in Roman times Then the Romans left & town building stopped- people went back to living in smaller settlements Remember your medieval history- manor houses etc
So when did our current cities start to grow? 18th & 19th centuries WHY? THEINDUSTRIALREVOLUTION
THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION Discoveries of coal and iron ore meant the development of large scale industries This meant the growth of towns for raw materials and ports for export. People flocked to the new towns for work.
At first materials were moved by canal- but this was slow. Something faster was needed….
Trains revolutionised transport The Victorian Age saw unprecedented urban development This is an example of a Victorian station- note the hotel!
Victorian Britain Great Britain The world’s leading industrial country (then not now!) It was this surge in development that meant quick, cheap housing was needed for the influx of workers (think of Coronation Street) This development has continued until today over 93% 0f us live in urban areas This development has left us with problems which we will study later on….