Castle Facing Ruin Unlike Good Boozer in Thulston

Elvaston Castle is one of those perplexing problems for Derbyshire County Council as it’s Grade II listed, set in a terrific 200 acre country park but on its knees. It’s not open to the public, is on the Buildings at Risk register and the local authority reckon a cool £6.1m is needed to repair it… Continue reading Castle Facing Ruin Unlike Good Boozer in Thulston

The Chimneys Are Smoking In Willington

South Derbyshire isn’t renowned for its views like its near neighbours in the Peak District.  The term earthy was invented for towns and suburbs such as Swadlincote and Woodville with Stapenhill and Burton unlikely to feature any time soon on the ‘most picturesque town in England’ list. One of the most ‘iconic’ views in the… Continue reading The Chimneys Are Smoking In Willington