Swadlincote facts for kids
The Ski Slope
|Swadlincote shown within Derbyshire|
|Population||36,000 (2004 est.)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||East Midlands|
The population of Swadlincote is 33,000.
It is made up of the settlements of Swadlincote, Church Gresley, Midway and Newhall.
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.
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.
Sports and attractions
Swadlincote has local parks and a large dry ski slope.
- Jack Bodell, boxer, was born here.
- John Hurt, lived near as a boy.
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