The Ski Slope
Swadlincote shown within Derbyshire
|Population||36,000 (2004 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
|UK Parliament||South Derbyshire|
The population of Swadlincote is 33,000.
It is made up of the settlements of Swadlincote, Church Gresley, Midway and Newhall.
History[change | change source]
Swadlincote was in the Domesday Book in 1086.
Swadlincote was the centre of the South Derbyshire coalfield but mining stopped in the 1990s.
The town's first local government was a board of health in 1871.
Since 1997, Swadlincote's Member of Parliament has been Mark Todd.
Economy[change | change source]
Swadlincote's centre contains Boots, Somerfield and smaller shops. A large Morrisons store has been blamed for closing some small shops.
Plans exist for a cinema, a DIY and a clothing store.
Transport[change | change source]
Sports and attractions[change | change source]
Swadlincote has local parks and a large dry ski slope.
Notable residents[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Profile of the District and Council, South Derbyshire District Council, accessed December 14, 2007
- Swadlincote - a potted history (South Derbyshire District Council), accessed December 14, 2007
- Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire and Rutland, London, 1895, p. 355
- Keith Bull (2007-01-12). "Fears growing for town shops". Burton Mail. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Keith Bull (2008-02-14). "Town revamp plan revealed". Burton Mail. Retrieved 2008-07-17.
- Jack Bodell at Boxrec.com accessed June 2007
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