Marston Green

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Marston Green is a veelage o aroond 5000 residents in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the Wast Midlands, approximately 7 mile frae Birmingham.

The veelage is adjacent tae Birmingham Internaitional Airport an the Naitional Exhibition Centre. Marston Green railway station lies on the Birmingham loop o the Wast Coast Main Line railway an is served bi Lunnon Midland local trains tae Birmingham an Coventry, an a sma number o semi fast services tae Northampton an Lunnon Euston. Notable featurs o the aurie include a number o shops, the Marston Green Tavern, St Leonards Kirk an Marston Green Infant an Junior schuils.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marston Green began as a sma veelage surroondit bi agricultural land in the estate o Coleshill at this time, the veelage wis kent as Merstone. The veelage grew intae a leafy suburb in the late nineteent an early twintiet centuries, due tae the construction o mony detached and semi-detached homes in the 1930s, which were typical of many suburban hames in the aurie. The growth o hames here wis encouraged bi the presence o a rail station. Follaein the expansion o the nearbi Birmingham Internaitional Airport, the construction o the Naitional Exhibition Centre an the local hoosin estate o Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green haes grown lairgely intae a commuter veelage wi mony o its residents wirkin in Solihull an Birmingham.

There wis a Canadian airforce base in Marston Green durin the Seicont Warld War.[1] Efterwards, the biggins wur uised as a maternity hospital an then a psychiatric hospital. They wur demolished in the 1990s.

The veelage is pairt o the ceevil parish o Bickenhill.

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Coordinates: 52°27′59″N 1°44′43″W / 52.46627°N 1.74531°W / 52.46627; -1.74531