Marston Green shown within the West Midlands
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The village is adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre. Marston Green railway station lies on the Birmingham loop of the West Coast Main Line railway and is served by London Midland local trains to Birmingham and Coventry, and a small number of semi fast services to Northampton and London Euston. Notable features of the area include a number of shops, the Marston Green Tavern, St Leonards Church and Marston Green Infant and Junior schools.
Marston Green began as a small village surrounded by agricultural land in the estate of Coleshill at this time, the village was known as Merstone The village grew into a leafy suburb in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, due to the construction of many detached and semi-detached homes in the 1930s, which were typical of many suburban homes in the area. The growth of homes here was encouraged by the presence of a rail station. Following the expansion of the nearby Birmingham International Airport, the construction of the National Exhibition Centre and the local housing estate of Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green has grown largely into a commuter village with many of its residents working in Solihull and Birmingham.
There was a Canadian airforce base in Marston Green during the Second World War. Afterwards, the buildings were used as a maternity hospital and then a psychiatric hospital. They were demolished in the 1990s.
Stewart Talbot, professional Footballer who has played for Port Vale and Brentford amongst others. Frankie Bunn who played for Luton, Hull City and Oldham and holds the record for the most goals scored in one game, in the Littlewoods/league Cup, in 1989 when against scarborough he scored 6 of 7.
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- 1891 Ordnance Survey map of Marston Green
- Marston Green & District Lions Club serving Marston Green and Chelmsley Wood since 1977
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