History of the Yate & Chipping Sodbury area
Yate boasts a rich heritage going back 1300 years, but how did Yate develop from a small, cleared area in Kingswood Forest?
Landholders employed many local people on their land and in their impressive homes, but some of them were violent rivals...
Farming has been at the forefront of Yate life for centuries, but why did so many of the farms disappear from the Yate area?
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution had a profound effect on economic and social conditions in Yate. Mines, quarries, the railway and factories all brought growth to the area. Find out how Yate was affected during and after this period in our informative articles below.
In the 19th century local firms took advantage of a wealth of minerals beneath our feet.
The coming of the railway brought new businesses, organisations and residents.
The building of new factories during World War One had a lasting impact on Yate.
In the early 1960s, the village of Yate changed dramatically and the local economy boomed.
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