Been attending the FreeMo South event in Epsom, Surrey UK
The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial is located near the historic university City of Cambridge. It is only a 2 hour drive from the convention in Birmingham. The Cemetery is the last resting place for 3,812 service personnel of the US armed forces who gave their lives in WW2. The 30.5 acre site was donated by the University of Cambridge and was dedicated on July 16 1956. A new visitor centre and interpretive exhibit was opened in 2014. The site is easily reached from central Cambridge by the Citi 4 bus route. Further details at: www.abmc.gov ... See more
Z is for ZZZZZZ Among the many things that Birmingham has plenty of (as we’ve shown in A – Y), there’s also a world of choice when you need to get some beauty sleep. Birmingham city centre has over 7,000 bedrooms to choose from, so whether you’re looking for a luxurious chain, a cosy independent, here for a quick overnight or a longer stay, there’s always somewhere to get a good night’s rest. https://visitbirmingham.com/where-to-stay ... See more
Birmingham offers a wide range of accommodation, from unique boutique hotels and luxury suites to beautiful countryside retreats and spa hotels, there's enough to suit everyone's needs.
Y is for YOUNGEST POPULATION IN EUROPE Thanks in part to its large student population of over 75,000 students, Birmingham has the youngest population of any major city in Europe. 40% of the population is under 25 years old which makes the city a strong talent pool for employers. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/officially-how-young-city-birmingham-15390252 ... See more
Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal the median age of people living in every part of the UK
X is for X – RAYS The city has been home to many important inventions and discoveries, but one of the most significant was the use of radiation as x-rays. In 1896 John Hall-Edwards was the first to use radiation to take an X-ray image. Later that year he also used it for the first time to support a surgical operation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray ... See more
X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation. Most X-rays have a wavelength ranging from 0.01 to 10 nanometers, corresponding to frequencies in the range 30 petahertz to 30 exahertz (3×1016 Hz to 3×1019 Hz) and energies in the range 100 eV to 100 keV. X-ray wavelengths are short... ... See more
The record-breaking Mallard (in Steam at the UK National Railway Museum).
W is for WILLIAM MCGREGOR William McGregor is regarded as the founder of the Football League. This was the world’s first organised association football league in the world, created during McGregor’s time serving at Aston Villa Football Club in Birmingham. https://www.avfc.co.uk ... See more
The official club website for Aston Villa Football Club
V is for VISITOR NUMBERS Birmingham attracted millions of visitors each year, from the UK and across the world. During 2017, a record 41.8m visitors took a trip to Birmingham, with over 1m from overseas. https://visitbirmingham.com ... See more
This season experience Birmingham. Enjoy festive events, magical performances & delicious fare. Share your adventures with us.
U is for UNRIVALLED CONNECTIVITY Birmingham is located at the heart of the UK, making it easy to get to no matter how you’re travelling here. The city has 3 train stations, with New Street Station being the UK’s busiest outside of London. Birmingham Airport flies to over 150 worldwide destinations and driving in is just as easy, with the city connected to the M6, M5 and M42. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_New_Street_railway_station ... See more
Birmingham New Street is the largest and busiest of the three main railway stations in the Birmingham City Centre, England. It is a central hub of the British railway system. It is a major destination for Virgin Trains services from London Euston, Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley via the West.... ... See more
T is for TOLKIEN As a young child, J.R.R Tolkien moved to Birmingham with his family. It is widely thought that several areas around the city inspired Tolkien and the places he wrote of in the Lord of the Rings series, including the village of Sarehole, said to have inspired the Hobbiton and the Shire. http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/sarehole ... See more
Plan your visit to Sarehole Mill, Birmingham. Sarehole Mill is a 250 year old working watermill with connections with Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton and with J.R.R Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Winter season entry to Sarehole Mill is by pre-booked scheduled guid... ... See more