Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Beeston

A suburb of Nottingham, situated on the north side of the River Trent and about four miles south-west of the city centre.

Originally an agricultural community, Beeston became an industrial centre during the nineteenth century with the manufacture of hosiery and lace, and later cycles, cars, and boilers.  It is also where the pharmaceutical company Boots built their model factories in the 1930s, and where the drug ibuprofen was developed.