Author: Gigi

Transport in the Midlands

Traditionally the Midlands have had the best transport routes in the country as a result of its geographical position. With it being the most easily accessed region from anywhere else in the United Kingdom, it has always made sense that all major routes run through the region. The area has […]

 

Tourism in the Midlands – part 2

When tourists visit the Midlands very few will miss the chance to visit the region’s largest city Birmingham. All routes descend on Birmingham with excellent transport entering the city including road, rail air and even water if one counts the numerous canals in the area. Birmingham is famous for its […]

 

Tourism in the Midlands – part 1

Over the past century there has been a decline in the number of jobs available in the region in the manufacturing industry. As well as there being times this has caused major period where there have been levels of high unemployment, there has also been a rise in the number […]

 

The Music of the Midlands

The city of Birmingham has several major Orchestras and the biggest is the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra whose home is at the Symphony Hall. The Symphony Hall can seat an audience of 2260 and it was opened in 1991. As well as being home to the orchestra, the venue […]

 

Famous People from the Midlands

The Midlands has been the birthplace of many people who have gone on to become famous in a variety of different fields. With the region being at the heart of the industrial revolution, it is hardly surprising that a number of these people have made name for themselves in this […]

 

Sport in the Midlands

Sport in The Midlands has always been popular, especially when the region became the heart of the industrial revolution. The resulting in migration of working class people meant that a large population were looking to be entertained by either watching sport or participating in it. The location of the region […]

 

The Cuisine of the Midlands

The midlands have had a rich history of being a prosperous agricultural region and it is natural that this is reflected in the cuisine of the area. There are many foods and drinks that are produced in the Midlands and some of these dishes and recipes have originated here. A […]

 

Birmingham and the West Midlands

The West Midlands is synonymous with heavy industrial activity. When the Industrial Revolution was taking place in the UK the heart of it was centred in the West Midlands. The region turned into one massive conurbation as urban sprawl left few green areas unaltered. Just as the region benefited from […]

 

Television and the Midlands

There have been many television series based in the midlands. The characters that the region produces is perfect for the screen and many a midlands character has found their fame on television.  

 

The South Midlands

Some of the Midlands counties that are associated with the region stretch so far south that they are virtually located in the Home Counties. In fact, some such as Herefordshire and Worcestershire are counties that are associated as being part of the West Country. There are no further southern points […]