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This blog is part of a series from Castle Comfort Stairlifts that profiles the Coventry areas we serve and where our stairlift offices are plus facts about the region. Also we will give you links to stairlift information or frequently asked questions about stairlifts to guide you in making the best decision for your family.
Coventry is known for its cathedral and for being the second biggest city in the Midlands after Birmingham, another place that has one of our stairlifts installation offices in.
It also has an historic past having originally established itself as a cloth and linen trading centre in the Middle Ages. In the Industrial Revolution it became a centre of excellence for clock and watch making and when foreign imports led to its decline the skilled workforce moved into other engineering. This turned Coventry into the centre of car engineering and manufacture in the UK.
There are many families locally that have had relatives or know someone who worked in one of the areas car firms. In fact the list of Coventry motor companies includes such well-known names as Jaguar, Hillman, Ferguson Tractor, Humber, Triumph, Rover, Sunbeam-Talbot and Daimler plus many other lesser known firms. It's no surprise to us that some of the best stairlifts engineers live local to Coventry too, and they are only a phone call away on 02476 249100 or 0800 007 6959
Warwickshire is the wider county and includes the main towns of Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick, Leamington and Stratford. The birthplace of Shakespeare who was the greatest writer in the English language, the county is also famous for its Bears. Not the wild animals, it's the nickname of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, one of the Big 6 first class cricket teams. Confusingly for non-cricket fans they are based in Birmingham not Warwick. At their peak in the late 80's and early 90's they won the Natwest Trophy scoring a record score in the final, and in 1994 they claimed the treble, winning the County Championship, Axa Equity & Law League (now National Cricket League) and the Benson & Hedges Cup. It was also when cricketing legend Brian Lara made his unbeaten world record 501 not out against Durham for Warwickshire.
Leamington became famous as a spa town when people found out about the mineral-rich waters, as it was until the 1800's a small village of 300 people. People could take baths and drink the water and according to the history of the Royal Pump Rooms :- "The Spa treatment was claimed to cure, or relieve, a huge number of disorders - examples being 'stiffness of the tendons', 'rigidity of the joints', 'the effects of gout and rheumatism and various paralytic conditions'." Of course nowadays people suffering those conditions have other aids to help them such as those found through Castle Comfort. Not only are they able to install stairlifts throughout the Coventry area, they can also arrange other mobility products like riser recliner chairs, bath lifts, wheelchairs or adjustable electric beds too.
Rugby is known worldwide for being the birthplace of Rugby the game in the 1800's. Supposedly a pupil at Rugby school picked up the ball and ran to the opponents goal to score with it. "Handball!" Rather than suffer a penalty or direct free kick those Rugby lads, obviously skilled at debate and negotiation with the ref, decided to rename the game Rugby football and change its rules instead!