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Often a small village nowadays was once the main village out of a clusetr of them nearby many centuries ago but the industry of the neighbouring villages may have had more to offer so the prospered and eventually stole the title of the main town or village off the smaller village. A cluster of villages may have eventually become a town.

Cities such as Exeter, York and Chester were major provincial cities and were once larger than Sheffield, Liverpool and Bristol shall we say. But the Industrial Revolution changed all that as the great Industrial North was the honeypot for the wool industry, beers, other alcohol, steel and textiles and soon overtook the cities which were once in Englands largest cities list.

Norwich was once Englands second city but today it is sort of inbetween small and large. Norwich is on the same par as Leicester, Brighton and Bradford.


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