The parish church of St. Nicholas
Cramlington shown within Northumberland
|Population||39,000 (2004 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
|UK Parliament||Blyth Valley|
Newcastle city is also close, which people of Cramlington can go and enjoy.
Cramlington is quite new, with lots of parks. The bicycle track system means cyclists can travel around the entire town without having to travel on the roads. The underpasses under the major roads mean children can walk around safe from traffic.
History[change | edit source]
It was thought the Vikings were the first to settle in Cramlington. Until relatively recently it was made up of a few small mining villages, but was chosen to be a new town and since the 1960s, builders have enlarged the town to become the town of 40,000 it is today.
Facilites[change | edit source]
A large indoor shopping mall, Manor Walks, serves as the main shopping centre, next to the old village centre. There is a large leisure centre, Concordia, next to the shopping centre which has an indoor pool, climbing wall and well-equipped gym.
Cramlington Community High School is the only secondary school in the town, which passed the recent OFSTED inspection with 'outstanding' grades. The school system is about to be replaced with the two tier system, in which the high school will cater for 11-18 year olds.
Famous People[change | edit source]
References[change | edit source]
- "Officers Club Contact Details". The Officers Club. Unknown. http://www.theofficersclub.co.uk/contact.aspx. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
- "Officers Club deal saves 900 jobs". BBC News Online. 2008-12-23. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7798565.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
- "BNET". BNET. August 15, 2006. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_6783/is_2006_August_15/ai_n28367144/. Retrieved 2009-08-31. "Cramlington-born funnyman Ross Noble has established himself as one of Britain's top comics."
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