Review of Swadlincote by Martin on June 22nd, 2011
Swadlincote sits in the little bulge of Derbyshire between Burton-upon-Trent and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, a sizeable town with a manufacturing heritage, but surrounded by some fine countryside.
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine. - Spike Milligan
On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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