In the South of Derbyshire lies a small town called Swadlincote, which is in close proximity to Burton-on-Trent and Derby itself. It is abbreviated to 'Swad' by its residents.
Swadlincote's name is said to be derived from Old English 'Swartlings Cottas.' Swartling is believed to be a specific person of the time however there are no records of him in ancient texts. 'Cottas' means cottages. This location has had several names in the past including Sivardingescote and Swartlincote.
The town is home to The 50s American Diner, the largest American Diner in UK which a step back into the retro era. Nearby, there is a large dry ski slope and scenic local parks such as Maurice Lea and the Green Bank Leisure Centre. Swandlincote also has a museum, Sharpe's Pottery Centre, which flaunts the town's pottery skills throughout the ages.