Winchester

Where is Winchester located?
Central Hampshire, 70 miles south west of London, on the M3
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What are some features of the city?
Railway, M3 to London, used to be capital of England in C10th, River Itchen
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What are the top destinations for out-commuters?
Southampton, London, Eastleigh
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Why do commenter choose to live in Winchester?
An hour to London by train or car, 20mins to Southampton and Eastleigh
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What are some positives and negatives?
Easy transport but busy at peak times
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Is Winchester a clone town?
Winchester high street is a clone town, however the side street have many independent shops, chain stores means money goes overseas rather than money into the local economy and cause smaller companies to close down
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What is its land use?
Commercial, residential and country
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Topography?
Hilly, drainage basin
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Built environment?
Medieval, new houses, Winchester Village, Barton Farm
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Demographic?
Higher income, educated
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Economic?
Pricy to live in
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Timeline of Winchester
70 Romans built Venta Belgarum, 407 Romans leave, 1079 cathedral built, 1086 population of 8000, 1141 battle fought C12th civil war, 1646 Winchester plays part in civil war, Wolvesey Castle destroyed, 1891 population 17,000, 2011 population 116,000
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What does Winchester mean to the Tourist Information Centre?
(Insider) historic, interesting, urban. Representation to others? Many activities, short break, attractive
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What does Winchester mean to homeless people?
(Insider and outsider) support and shelter. Representation to others? Not on tourist film, show there are problems.
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What does Winchester mean to the police?
(Insider) antisocial, behaviour, crime higher than average even though petty crime. Representation to others? Dangerous, should be cautious
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What does Winchester mean to George Osborne?
(Outsider) invest, jobs/ business, opportunities, future success. Representation to others? Business hub, good place to invest and wealthy
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How is Winchester represented by tourist agency material?
"visitwinchester.co.uk" (older people, families, foreign tourists) Shows as historic, plenty of retail, activities, places to eat, guided walks, accessible
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How is Winchester represented by paintings?
"1611 by John Speed and 1853 Unknown" (anyone) Small, green space, protected, open, architecture, lively, busy, historic, modern
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How is Winchester represented by song?
"Wessex Boy by Frank Turner" (teens and young adults) Place to hang out, dangerous drunks, historic, transport, lovely streets buskers, place to love
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How is Winchester represented by television and film?
"BBC Wolfhall and BBC The Last Kingdom" (30s-60s) Historic events, place, buildings, important history, important people
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How is Winchester represented by poetry and novels?
"Poem for St Swithuns day and Poems on Winchester" (historians, poets, novelists, older people) Important people, historic, seasonal place to be
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How is Winchester represented by architecture?
New university building, Guildhall, Great Hall (residents and tourists) Presence of old buildings, makes more touristy, clean up
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How is Winchester represented by graffiti?
Cross keys passage (artists, teens) Arty, not important
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Winchester develops to become "premier city of west saxon kingdom" (Process of development)
Past 5th-15th century. Influenced social and economic characteristics as saloon history attracts 4 million a year, attracts residents, gives city identity. Influenced meaning by giving local people a sense of place, attracts tourists good for council
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Construction of Norman cathedral (Process of development)
Past 11th century. Influenced social and economic characteristics as one of the main tourist attractions. Influenced meaning as historic, meaningful s William Walker saved it
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Infrastructure development (Process of development)
Present. M3, A34, Railway. Influenced social and economic characteristics as people can commute in and out easily and money coming in from jobs. Influenced meaning as tourists can travel more easily
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