Bermuda, Warwickshire

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Bermuda is a suburb of Nuneaton in the English county of Warwickshire.

Bermuda was originally a small pit village built in 1893 to house workers for the Griff Colliery Company's new mine, "Griff Clara". The village initially consisted of ninety miners' houses, a working men's club, and a mission hall. The new construction replaced the former workers' housing, known as "the Old Row". Bermuda was named for local landowner Edward Newdegate, a former Governor of Bermuda.

The village was constructed next to local transportation and industrial infrastructure, including the Griff Arm of the Coventry Canal and the Stanley Brickworks.

Bermuda Village itself is preserved by planning regulations as an "area of restraint", meaning that no major redevelopment should take place in the village itself.

Bermuda Park was built on land next to Bermuda Village in the mid-2000s. It is a large modern housing estate with some notable features such as a village green, a large artificial hill (known locally as "Mount Bermuda") and Bermuda Lake. The estate backs onto open countryside near Arbury Hall and a large industrial and leisure park. The estate is supported by Bermuda Park Community, an organisation focussed on improving the quality of life for residents of the area.

The village made it to national and even international headlines in 1972 when a large dump of cyanide was discovered on a children's playground, probably sourced from the local car industry. This eventually lead to a change in legislation that made dumping dangerous waste illegal.[1]

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  1. A trip to Bermuda, by Peter Lee
  1. ^ "Part 2". The Secret Life of Rubbish. Season 1. London. 7 December 2012. BBC Four. 

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Coordinates: 52°30′24″N 1°28′53″W / 52.50676°N 1.48135°W / 52.50676; -1.48135