What are the Swadlincote Heritage Trails

Our local history archive, The Magic Attic, contains a vast number of photographs and resources from Swadlincote’s past.

These, along with research and photos from individuals, have been used to create a Heritage Trail around Swadlincote in two parts - Swadlincote Town Centre and Swadlincote Villages (Church Gresley, Midway, Newhall, Woodville and Hartshorne).

The Heritage Trail includes some plaques around the town. Further information is available online by clicking in the related links section on this page and in our Swadlincote Heritage Trail (pdf, 6.1mb) and Swadlincote Villages Heritage Trail (pdf, 2.9mb) leaflets.

Burton and South Derbyshire College students are working on an app so that we can include archive photographs and video clips, plus interviews about the people and places included in the trail.

If you know of any organisations that might be interested in sponsoring the trail, ask them to contact us. This would enable us to create more plaques and/or pay for extra leaflets to be printed.

For more information about heritage projects in Swadlincote see the related links to the right hand side of this page or visit our Facebook page.

Gallery

  • Sabines, Belmont Street
  • Bretby Art Pottery
  • John Avery with Princess Diana
  • Swadlincote chimney
  • Some well known faces in South Derbyshire
  • Miners sculpture
  • TG Green
  • Swadlincote Heritage Trail plaque
  • Edmund Sharpe, original owner of Sharpe's Pottery
  • Dot Morson, Walk Leader on The Delph, Swadlincote