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How well do you know your home city? Quiz time!
Q 1 - how many people live in Southampton? a) 200, 000 b) 240, 000 c) 280, 000
Q 2 - what is the main economic activity?
Q 3 - where was the first ever settlement in Southampton?
Q 4 - what % of Southampton’s population are on job seekers allowance?
Q 5 - What rank is Southampton University in the UK Uni League tables?
Q 6 - what is the average house price for a 3 bed home? a) £ 150, 000 b) £ 170, 000 c) £ 190, 000
Q 7 - What rank is the city for shopping in the UK? a) 7 th b)13 th C)26 th
Q 8 - What year did West Quay open?
Q 9 - What was located on the WQ site before it was built?
Q 10 - How much will Soton Airport contribute to the economy in 2014?
Economy - docks, cruise West Quay & Retailing industry, finance and insurance Page 2 of your introduction will be your own research on Southampton How the CBD has changed Historical growth
Teacheroninfo. . . • Main economy based imports/exports through the docks. • Tourism related businesses due to being a major cruise ship terminal. • Retailing and services. • Finance such as Skandia insurance offices as well as Southampton airport are important contributors to the local economy
Southampton’s origins • • Roman times around 70 AD Romans built a settlement near a meander in the River Itchen. This is where Bitterne stands today In Saxon times the settlement expanded to the western side of the river where St Mary’s Stadium and industrial areas are today During 11 -12 th Centuries it was attacked by French soldiers and after this the King demanded fortifications be built. Some of the original Southampton Walls remain standing today In 13 th -15 th Centuries it flourished as a port town with wine from France and being the only port where lead and tin was allowed to be exported.
• Southampton flourished in the 18 -19 th Centuries due to expansion at the port • During WW 2 it was heavily bombed - 11, 000 buildings were destroyed • Many of the old fortifications (the Walls) and old buildings were demolished in the city centre • In the 1970’s and 80’s the city centre was suffering from urban blight and decline. • The big Pirelli cable factory (where WQ now sits) closed leaving a derelict brownfield site Source: http: //www. localhistories. org/southampton. html
Now it’s your turn what information an you find out about your city?