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Unit 10: The Midlands

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Unit 10: The Midlands

  1. 1. THE MIDLANDS Tuule Mall Kull 11A Miina Härma Gymnasium Tartu 2009
  2. 2. Geography <ul><li>The population is 13,884,100. </li></ul><ul><li>The Heart of England </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The East Midlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The West Midlands </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Borders of early-medieval Kingdom of Mercia </li></ul><ul><li>Important location for the Industrial Revolution (18th century) </li></ul><ul><li>Ironbridge – iron-making </li></ul><ul><li>centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Counties <ul><li>Derbyshire </li></ul><ul><li>Gloucestershire </li></ul><ul><li>Herefordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Leicestershire </li></ul><ul><li>Lincolnshire </li></ul><ul><li>Northamptonshire </li></ul><ul><li>Nottinghamshire </li></ul><ul><li>Rutland </li></ul><ul><li>Shropshire </li></ul><ul><li>Staffordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Warwickshire </li></ul><ul><li>the West Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>Worcestershire </li></ul><ul><li>Norfolk(2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Suffolk(2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridgeshire(2001) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Characteristics <ul><li>Landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Thatched cottages </li></ul><ul><li>Lush gardens </li></ul><ul><li>Churches </li></ul><ul><li>Pubs </li></ul>
  6. 6. Important places:Birmingham <ul><li>Population of 1,010,200 (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>2nd largest in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; the workshop of the world&quot; or the &quot;city of a thousand trades&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The National Exhibition Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Cadbury World </li></ul><ul><li>The Museum of Science and Industry </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stroke-on-Trent <ul><li>Pottery industry </li></ul><ul><li>Josiah Wedgwood – design of the blue jasperware with white classical themes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chester <ul><li>Settled in AD 79 </li></ul><ul><li>The Chester Rows (13th, 14th c.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Town Crier” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Warwick Castle <ul><li>Medieval fortress </li></ul><ul><li>Stately home </li></ul><ul><li>Bought by the owners of Madam Tussaud’s (1978) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Stratford-upon-Avon <ul><li>W. Shakespeare’s birthplace </li></ul><ul><li>The new Shakespeare Centre </li></ul><ul><li>New Place, place of his death </li></ul><ul><li>The Royal Shakespeare Theatre </li></ul>
  11. 11. Lincoln Lincoln Cathedral Lincoln Castle
  12. 12. SUMMER NIGHT by: Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) <ul><li>NOW sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; </li></ul><ul><li>Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk; </li></ul><ul><li>Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font: </li></ul><ul><li>The firefly wakens: waken thou with me. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Now droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost, </li></ul><ul><li>And like a ghost she glimmers on to me. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Now lies the Earth all Danaë to the stars, </li></ul><ul><li>And all thy heart lies open unto me. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves </li></ul><ul><li>A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Now folds the lily all her sweetness up, </li></ul><ul><li>And slips into the bosom of the lake: </li></ul><ul><li>So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip </li></ul><ul><li>Into my bosom and be lost in me. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Nottingham <ul><li>Nottingham Castle </li></ul><ul><li>Britain’s oldest tavern ‘The Trip to Jerusalem’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Museum of Costumes and Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>The Tales of Robin Hood </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>Region of culture </li></ul><ul><li>Picturesque landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Dense population </li></ul><ul><li>Medieval remains </li></ul><ul><li>Tourist attractions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Used sources <ul><li>Information: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Midlands </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let us explore the British Isles” by Tiiu-Mai Loko </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/archive/ra/publication/ra_info/ra206/206map.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.picturesofengland.com/images/mapofengland/west-midlands-map.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.picturesofengland.com/images/mapofengland/east-midlands-map.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/img_400/Peveril_landscape_20061113165220.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thegardeningwebsite.co.uk/images/alicebowe1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Kenilworth_Castle_gatehouse_landscape.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.phili-photo.com/images/blog/banker.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freefoto.com/images/38/04/38_04_4---Thatched-Cottage--Micheldever_web.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.transportcafe.co.uk/image16/ironbridge_shropshire_thomas_telford.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://cache.virtualtourist.com/1/2485655-Cadbury_World-Birmingham.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.davidheyscollection.com/userimages/eaw-dh-bt-crewe-piccadilly.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.bestbuysilver.com/spode/pics/Judaica/Judaica.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/harold.somers/coling/chesterrows.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9h1n4QJgVeY/RLDsN5RsABI/AAAAAAAAAa4/MNHX5CJKHbA/dsc00327.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chestergems.com/rows2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.foragers.co.nz/Blue_&_White.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stonehengebulldogges.com/images/Warwick-Castle.JPG </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you for listening!

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