The Hartshill Mile – Part 3: On The Podium

Who doesn’t want to get a medal? To be fair, the lure of a gong for completing The Hartshill Mile would mean my drinking career was about on par with my football career so the temperature was rising. (Penkhull Ukelele Band – Best in Midlands?) Actually, it was absolutely roasting but we put our place… Continue reading The Hartshill Mile – Part 3: On The Podium

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

‘Wheely’ Good News: Pub Back From The Brink In Ticknall

I love the fact the A514 refuses to lie down as a ‘go to pub road destination.’ I’m not sure that was its sole purpose but it still possesses a plethora of good boozers on, or just off, the 18 and half miles from Derby to Swadlincote. However, even a great pub road like this… Continue reading ‘Wheely’ Good News: Pub Back From The Brink In Ticknall