Marston Green

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Marston Green
Marston Green is located in West Midlands county
Marston Green
Marston Green
 Marston Green shown within the West Midlands
Population 5,000 (2001)
Civil parish Bickenhill
Metropolitan borough Solihull
Metropolitan county West Midlands
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Birmingham
Postcode district B37
Dialling code 0121
Police West Midlands
Fire West Midlands
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Meriden
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Coordinates: 52°27′54″N 1°44′24″W / 52.465°N 1.740°W / 52.465; -1.740

The Marston Green Tavern, prior to a recent refurbishment

Marston Green is a village of around 5000 residents in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the West Midlands.

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.

History[edit]

Marston Green began as a small village surrounded by agricultural land in the estate of Coleshill[citation needed] at this time, the village was known as Merstone[citation needed] 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 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.[1] Afterwards, the buildings were used as a maternity hospital and then a psychiatric hospital. They were demolished in the 1990s.

The village is part of the civil parish of Bickenhill.

Famous people[edit]

Professional footballer, Terry Cooke who has played for Manchester United and Manchester City was born in the village on August 5, 1976.

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.

References[edit]

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