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Laser Eye Surgery Clinics in Birmingham
14th January, 2013
If you are considering laser eye surgery and live in Birmingham, feel assured that there will be a laser eye surgery clinic near to you. Laser Surgery Eye has access to numerous clinics nationwide and several are located in Birmingham. It is estimated that 40% of the population may need glasses and recent studies have shown that over 3 million people wear contacts. If you are from Birmingham, there are numerous clinics available to you so fill in your details today to see how close you actually are to your local clinic. Here are some facts about Birmingham you may not know:
- The word’s first Odeon Cinema opened in Birmingham in 1930.
- The first ever four wheel petrol driven car was made in Birmingham by Frederick Lanchester in 1895.
- Birmingham has 22 more miles of canals than Venice.
- Birmingham is home to Cadbury’s Chocolate.
- Victoria square hosts one of the largest fountains in Europe, with a flow of 3,000 gallons per minute.
- Two miles from Birmingham city centre is one of the biggest motorway junctions in Europe called Gravelly Hill Interchange. This is also known as ‘Spaghetti Junction’ to millions of motorists.
- James Watt who lived in Birmingham developed the steam engine. Watt also invented the letter copying machine, forerunner of the photocopier and his name stays in modern vocabulary through the light bulb measurement ‘Watt’.
- The first x ray was performed in Birmingham in 1896.
- Birmingham international partner cities include: Chicago in USA, Frankfurt and Leipzig in Germany, Johannesburg in South Africa, Lyon in France and Milan in Italy.
- Birmingham has approximately 6 million trees and more parks than any other European city.
- There are 30 other ‘Birminghams’ around the world and 1 crater on the moon called Birmingham!
- Birmingham is home to many past and present rock bands including Ocean Colour Scene, Duran Duran, ELO, Dodgy, UB40 and Black Sabbath.
- Joseph Sampson Gamgee, a Birmingham doctor, invented cotton wool.
- Birmingham has more street trees than Paris.
- Birmingham’s annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations are the biggest outside Dublin and New York and hosts the largest Vaisakhi celebrations outside Asia.
- The Industrial Revolution started in Birmingham with the development of the Roller Spinning machine for producing wool.
- Lloyds Bank started in Birmingham.
- Birmingham is home to a historic jewellery quarter that houses hundreds of small jewellers.
- Birmingham was once world famous for its car making industry which supported the work of companies such as Rover and Austin.
- Influential people born in Birmingham include: Keith Arkell (English chess champion), Ian Ashbee (footballer), Francis William Aston (Nobel Prize winner, physicist), Kenny Baker (actor), Sir Michael Balcon (film director), Edward White Benson (Archbishop of Canterbury), Alfred Bird (inventor of custard powder), Peter Bradley (politician), David Cannadine (historian), Bob Carolgees (TV presenter), Barbara Cartland (novelist), Neville Chamberlain (former prime minister), Cat Deeley (TV presenter), Lisa Clayton (solo yachtswoman), Charlie Hall (actor), Rob Halford (musician), John Hampson (novelist), Jacqueline Hill (actress), Jamelia (singer), Felicity Jones (actress), Ian Lavender (actor), Christine McVie (musician), Shazia Mirza (comedian), Constance Naden (poet and philosopher)
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