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Nuneaton is the largest town in Warwickshire and is most famous for its links with the 19th century author George Eliot. Other famous locals include; Ken Loach (film director), Larry Grayson (entertainer), Mary Whitehouse (campaigner), John Barber (inventor), Lisa Lashes (DJ), Trevor Peake (footballer), Pete Doherty (musician) and Nick Skelton (show jumper).

Nuneaton's present shape was influenced by the 12th century Priory, which also brought a name change from Eaton to Nuneaton. As a result of bombing raids during World War II, much of Nuneaton's town centre was rebuilt in the post war years although it still retains some fine late Victorian buildings in its centre.

Bedworth was originally a small farming community but, like Nuneaton, grew as coal, clay and granite were extracted for the industrial growth of the Midlands in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Almshouses on All Saint’s Square were built with funds from the Nicholas Chamberlaine Charities in 1840 in a mock Elizabethan style. The Bedworth water tower is the most notable landmark in the town, visible for miles around the Borough and was built in the 19th century to provide water for housing and industry.