Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK


The town is immediately west of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, its suburbs running into those of the city. Newcastle town centre is less than 4 miles (6 km) from Stoke-on-Trent city centre and about 17 miles (27 km) north of the county town of Stafford.
124,200 (2008)
Newcastle-under-Lyme is a market town in North Staffordshire, and is the second largest of Staffordshire’s eight districts. It covers an area of 210 km2 and is part of The Potteries Urban Area. The Newcastle part of the name derives from being the location of a ‘new’ castle, built in the 12th century. The “Lyme” part could refer to the Lyme Brook or the extensive lime forests that covered the area in the mediaeval period.
Iron working, construction materials, clothing (especially military, police and transport uniforms), computers, publishing, electric motors, and machinery.
New Vic Theatre; Borough Museum and Art Gallery located in Brampton Park.Newcastle Town FC; Newcastle and Hartshill Cricket Club; Newcastle, Staffs Rugby Union Club; Newcastle Track Cycling Association; Lyme Racing Club (local cycling club); Newcastle Athletic Club; Newcastle (Staffs) Volleyball Club
The town excels in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition. The Stones Market (open 6 days a week). Trentham Gardens. Magnificent canal system. In addition, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor Park, Waterworld, Wedgwood Visitor Centre, Shugborough Hall and Tamworth Snowdomeare all less than an hour’s drive away.
Newcastle-under-Lyme College (further and tertiary education) established in the 1966. In January 2010 the new £60 million college campus was unveiled. Keele University.
Council Leader: Councillor Simon Tagg Mayor: Councillor Simon White
Chief Executive, Newcastle Borough Council, Civic Offices, Castle House, Barracks Rd, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1BL

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