The stirring Dam Busters theme was composed by Hucknall-born Eric Coates (1886-1957).
There are many Gates in Nottingham, including Hounds Gate, Fletcher Gate, Castle Gate, Lister Gate, Bridlesmith Gate, and Warser Gate. In this context, 'Gate' is derived from the Nordic word 'gata', which meant 'street'.
HP Sauce was created by Frederick Gibson Garton, a grocer from Nottingham, in 1895. He sold the HP brand and the sauce's recipe for £150 to Edwin Samson Moore, founder of the Midlands Vinegar Company in 1903.
The name of Nottingham's main river, the Trent, derives from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning 'trespasser'. Our forefathers used the name as the Trent regularly burst its banks and seemed to trespass upon their land.
The space between the Coach & Horses pub (left) and Express Chambers (right) used to be called Black Boy Yard. The thoroughfare led to the rear of the Black Boy Hotel, which stood where Primark now stands. Both Express Chambers and Black Boy Hotel were designed by architect Fothergill Watson.
Nottingham was originally called Snotingham, after the unfortunately-named tribe leader Snot!
Victoria Centre's water clock was designed and created by Rowland Emmet, the man who created the car and props for the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
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