Mansfield

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This page is about the town of Mansfield in England. For other places or persons named Mansfield, see Mansfield (disambiguation).

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Mansfield is a town in Nottinghamshire. It lies on the River Maun, from which the name of the town (Maun's field) is derived. It is the main town in the Mansfield district.

The town has a museum and a theatre. Mansfield has a large market square and large commercial centre focusing around the market. The town has a population of 99,300 people. The town's rival is the nearby town of Chesterfield; the origins of the rivalry comes from the towns' football teams. The television presenter Richard Bacon came from Mansfield and the singer Alvin Stardust lived there as a child. Classical pianist John Ogdon was born in the suburb of Mansfield Woodhouse in 1937.

The area also has extensive entertainment such as a cinema, swimming pool, and a large exciting nightlife, with four nightclubs (Illusions, Coyote Wild, Liquid and The Late Lounge) and numerous pubs and bars.

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Transport

Prior to the 1970's the town had two railway stations, the LNER line on Great Central Road, near Ratcliffe Gate, and the LNR line on Station Road near Belvedere Street. From the early 1950's the LNER line ceased carrying passengers and remained as a Freight only line. In the 1970's the LNR ceased to travel via Mansfield, the railway yards at Cambridge Street, off Princess Street also closed about this time. The town was then, until the 1990s, the largest in the UK without a railway station. One has since been built, on the Robin Hood Line, which runs on a large viaduct over the town centre. Buses in Mansfield are primarily operated by Stagecoach, with TrentBarton, Dunn-Line and Unity Coaches also operating in the area. During term time free buses are provided for travel between some, but not all, sites of West Nottinghamshire College and locations such as the Mansfield Bus Station for students and teachers.

Sport and education

Mansfield is home to the Football League club Mansfield Town F.C.. There is also a large sports college in Mansfield Woodhouse.

Trivia

Mansfield used to have a carousel, just like its twin town, Mansfield, Ohio. The carousel was torn down for scrap metal during WWII. The one in Mansfield, Ohio still exists.

Twin town

Mansfield, Ohio and Heiligenhaus, Germany

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