Closing Time

Hearing the bad news that The Chimneys in Willington is set to shut later this month got me thinking about how many boozers have bitten the dust in two years. Mudgie’s excellent closed pubs blog highlights just how bad the problem is and how much history has been lost… If current ratios are to believed… Continue reading Closing Time

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