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Beeston Town Information




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Lying on the banks of the great River Trent, this ancient town is today dominated by industry, notably in the form of factories serving Boots the Chemist. It was Jesse Boot who founded this medicinal empire in his 20s after taking control of a herbal business founded by his father in Nottingham. He rapidly expanded the business and in 1883 created Boot and Company Ltd., with himself as chairman and managing director. The rest, as they say, is history.

Reminders of the town’s origins can be seen at the Church of St Mary, which dates back to the 14th century. Its many interesting features include a tower with a rebuilt spire, hammerbeam roofs, painted rood screen and a 16th century pulpit.

Beeston Lock - Photo © Christine Hasman
Beeston Lock - Photo: Christine Hasman CCL