A Week In Willington: Part 2

Part 1 of the week in Willington has definitely tempted Martin for a week-long stay in the Ibis Budget hotel – I mean why wouldn’t it? I think the second instalment might just clinch it and not just the prospect of breakfast at 8am at the Cherry Tree Farm. You left me on Wednesday navigating… Continue reading A Week In Willington: Part 2

Classic Canal Pubs #2: The Dragon At Willington

This one’s for the Southworths on their next trip to Blighty.  The transatlantic version of Ant and Dec spent last week visiting some classic pubs. Bridgnorth, Leek, Preston, Manchester and Huddersfield were on their hit list in cahoots with a legion of nefarious characters such as Martin, who covers it far better than I would, Quosh,… Continue reading Classic Canal Pubs #2: The Dragon At Willington

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