Some history of Swadlincote
More information on Swadlincote to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Swadlincote from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for detailed information on Swadlincote. I have placed a few old newspaper articles, along with a few photographs.
Have Your Say
If you would like to share any further information on Swadlincote - perhaps you drank in one of the pubs in the past? Or maybe knew a previous publican running one of the boozers? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I'll post it here.
Related Newspaper Articles
"An alarming accident occurred last night at the old pit of Hall's Collieries, Swadlincote, by which William Eley, loader of Church
Gresley, was instantly killed. Having descended the mine with the night shift he was filling a tube of coal in the Eureka Seam when the roof gave way suddenly, and,
pinning him across the partly-loaded box, nearly severed his head from his body."
"Shocking Colliery Fatality at Swadlincote"
Sheffield Daily Telegraph : February 15th 1906 Page 4
"While cycling down Coppice Side, Swadlincote, on Friday morning, Mr. Budge, caretaker of the Maurice Lea Memorial Park, came into a
collison with a dog, and was thrown badly. He sustained shock and cuts on the
face and hands. He was taken home to Acresford in a car.
Burton Observer and Chronicle : November 1st 1934 Page 8