Swanwick is a village in Derbyshire, England a Parish within the Amber Valley district, with a population of 5,316 at the 2001 census, falling to 5,084 at the 2011 Census. It has a number of shops and other businesses, a Church of St Andrews, as well as Methodist and Baptist churches. In the northern part of the Parish an industrial estate on the former Swanwick Colliery site incorporates the Thornton's Confectionery factory along with other businesses. There is a Christian conference centre, the largest in the UK. Now urbanized, the Parish still has some remaining agricultural land to the north and west; the name Swanwick is derived from the Old English "Swana" meaning herdsmen, "wic" meaning a group of buildings. The settlement is thought to have begun in the vicinity of the farm above The Hayes, on which a number of ancient footpath routes converge, it is first mentioned in 1304 in Sir Thomas Chaworth's grants to Beauchief Abbey. Sir Thomas was the Lord of the Manor of Alfreton; the area was exploited for coal from early times, first with small pits in the locality known as The Delves and with a major colliery in the north of the parish, which closed in the 1960s.
Several families figure in Swanwick's long history. The Turners, beginning with George Turner in 1620, owned the local mineral rights and became coal magnates, until the death of Charles Turner in 1736. John Turner built Swanwick Hall around 1690. Elizabeth Turner had a school built in 1740 to provide education for 20 children from poor families; the school house is now a private residence. The other most significant family was the Woods, who occupied the original Swanwick Hall in what is known as Wood's Yard, it was a substantial yeoman's residence of 1678, as evidenced by a datestone high up on the dormer gables, along Derbyshire County Council having bought it two years earlier after the death of Hugo Wood. Swanwick Hayes – now the Hayes Conference Centre – was constructed in the 1850s as the home of Mr Fitzherbert Wright. In the early 1900s, it was converted into a conference centre, operates as such to this day; the Hayes gained notoriety during World War II, when it served as a prisoner of war camp for both German and Italian prisoners.
Franz von Werra, a Luftwaffe officer, escaped from here. A film entitled The One That Got Away, starring Hardy Krüger, was made of his exploits; the History of St Andrew's In 1856 the Revd John Wood gave land for a church to be built in Swanwick, at which time the village's industries consisted of coal mining, the Butterley ironworks, framework knitting, shoemaking and a newly established silk stocking maker.with the crest adopted by the Wood family. The Woods succeeded the Turners as owners of most of the local mineral rights, Hugo Wood moved into the newer Hall with his family; the Hall opened as a secondary school in 1922, the With the aid of a donation of £3,230 from Francis Wright the building was completed in 1859 with a nave of five bays and south aisles, north porch and bell turret over the west gable. The pointed arches on both sides of the nave and in the chancel imply that the architect, Benjamin Wilson, had Early English architecture in mind when he designed the building; the Church celebrated its 150th Anniversary on Sunday 26 September 2010.
The Bishop of Derby, the Rt Revd Dr. Alastair Redfern, presided at a celebratory service; the anniversary was marked by the publishing of "Swanwick 1304–2010 – the Story of our Village" which sold over 600 copies. The church has been important in village life for over one and a half centuries and continues to make important contribution to the community. Many have been christened and married here and many have worshipped here in the past and there is still a vibrant congregation today with two or more services every Sunday. See the church website for further details and a downloadable history http://swanwick-pentrich-cofe.btck.co.uk/ The village has four schools: Swanwick Hall, Swanwick Primary School, Swanwick Pre-School and Swanwick School & Sports College. On 27 March 2008, Swanwick Hall hosted The Alfreton Learning Community Talent Contest; the neighbouring schools of Tibshelf Community and Alfreton Park participated as well as the host school. The winner was Tibshelf Community School; this contest was founded by a student of Swanwick Hall.
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Anna Swanwick was an English author and feminist. Anna Swanwick was the youngest daughter of John Swanwick and his wife, Hannah Hilditch, she was born in Liverpool on 22 June 1813. The Swanwicks descended from the 17th century nonconformist divine. Anna was educated chiefly at home, wishing to carry on her education beyond the typical age for girls in this country at that time, she went in 1839 to Berlin, where she studied German and Greek, gained knowledge of Hebrew, she began translating some of the German dramatists. Her first publication, Selections from the Dramas of Goethe and Schiller appeared in 1843; the selections included Goethe's Torquato Tasso and Iphigenia in Tauris, Schiller's Maid of Orleans. In 1850, she released a volume of translations from Goethe containing the first part of Faust and the two plays of the former volume; the translations are in blank verse. In 1878, she published the second part of Faust. Miss Swanwick's Faust passed through many editions and was included in Bohn's series of translations from foreign classics.
Her English version is accurate and spirited, is regarded as one of the best in existence. About 1850, Bunsen advised her to try her hand at translating from the Greek, with the result that in 1865 she published a blank-verse translation of the Trilogy of Aeschylus, in 1873 of the whole of his dramas; the choruses are in rhymed metres. Her translation ranks high among English versions, it keeps close to the original. Miss Swanwick did not confine herself to literary work, she took a keen interest in many social issues of the day women's education, in raising the moral and intellectual tone of the working classes. She was a member of the councils both of Queen's College and Bedford College and was for some time president of the latter, she assisted in the founding of Girton College and Somerville Hall, in extending the King's College lectures to women. To all these institutions she subscribed liberally, she was associated with Anthony John Mundella and Sir Joshua Girling Fitch in carrying out the provisions of the will of Mrs. Emily Jane Pfeiffer, who left in 1890 large sums of money for the promotion of the higher education of women.
She advocated the study of English literature in the universities, herself lectured on the subject to young working men and women. Miss Swanwick's life was thus divided between active philanthropy, she never sought publicity, but her example and influence had an important and invigorating effect on women's education and on their position in the community. She signed John Stuart Mill's petition to parliament in 1865 for the political enfranchisement of women; the University of Aberdeen conferred on her the honorary degree of LL. D, she was a Unitarian. Miss Swanwick was the centre of a large circle of distinguished friends, who included Crabb Robinson, Browning, James Martineau, Sir James Paget, these, with many others, were frequent visitors at her house, her marvelous memory made her a delightful talker, she was full of anecdotes in her years about the eminent persons she had known. She died on 2 Nov. 1899 at Tunbridge Wells, was buried on the 7th in Highgate cemetery. Her name appears on the south side of the Reformers Memorial in Kensal Green Cemetery in London.
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Walter Peter Swanwick was a British actor best remembered as the "Supervisor" in the 1967 TV series, The Prisoner. Swanwick's film career began with bit parts in films such as The African Queen, he became a recognisable face on British TV during the mid-1960s when he featured in a number of series, including The Avengers and Danger Man where he first worked with Prisoner star and co-creator, Patrick McGoohan. According to several biographies Swanwick endured major health problems in the 1960s that resulted in him undergoing undisclosed operations that left him with a short time to live. Swanwick played the non-singing part of Herr Zeller in the original London stage production of The Sound Of Music. Peter Swanwick on IMDb
Lower Swanwick is a village on the River Hamble in Hampshire, England. It is located within the borough of Fareham at the eastern end of Bursledon Bridge, which carries the A27 across the River. Lower Swanwick is close to the city of Southampton. Nearby villages include Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Swanwick; the housing in the area is modern with a few older houses although a long row of colourful'Fisherman's Cottages' can be seen on Swanwick Lane. The area has close ties to the sea with local marinas dominating the riverbank; the local Post Office is now closed as part of the'Post Office Network Change Programme'. The pub The Old Ship on Bridge Rd Lower Swanwick was formally a farm house for Oslands Farm to become The Oslands Hotel; the name change to The Old Ship occurred on the 10 November 1967 when Thomas Fredrick Newman became the tenant landlord. The building behind the pub was a farm barn and is now 3 bed room house behind the pub is a long low building formally a dairy, this is now a 3 bed room bungalow on a large plot of land known an Nether Oslands.
Swanwick has become popular with visitors, because the river and its landmarks are where many of the scenes for the former television series Howards' Way were filmed.'The Jolly Sailor' Public House, a pub made famous by the former BBC television series Howards' Way can be seen from Bursledon Bridge, which carries the A27 across the River Hamble, when looking west
Helena Lucy Maria Swanwick CH was a British feminist and pacifist. Helena Sickert was the only daughter of the painter Oswald Sickert and the Englishwoman Eleanor Louisa Henry, an illegitimate daughter of astronomer Richard Sheepshanks, a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and an Irish dancer. Helena's brother was the well-known painter Walter Sickert; as a schoolgirl, reading John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women influenced her to become a feminist. She was educated at Girton College, Cambridge is appointed lecturer in psychology at Westfield College in 1885, she married the Manchester University lecturer Frederick Swanwick in 1888. Helena Swanwick worked as a journalist as a sort of protegée of C. P. Scott, wrote articles for the Manchester Guardian. In 1906 she joined the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in preference to the Women's Social and Political Union, because of her belief in non-violence, she became prominent in the National Union, was editor of its weekly journal, The Common Cause from 1909–1912.
She remained on the NUWSS Executive until 1915. She was a member of the Labour Party. On the outbreak of World War I, she began campaigning for a negotiated peace. In 1915, together with such other prominent suffragists as Catherine Marshall and Agnes Maude Royden, she resigned from the National Union over its refusal to send delegates to the International Women's Congress at the Hague, she was one of the founding members of the Women's International League for Freedom. From 1914 she had been active in the Union of Democratic Control. G. K. Chesterton would criticise her pacifism in the 2 September 1916 issue of Illustrated London News: Mrs. Swanwick, the Suffragist who has reappeared as a Pacifist, has declared that there must be no punishment for the responsible Prussian, she puts it on the ground that they were promised, or promised themselves, the conquest of the whole world. This, will be punishment enough. If I were to propose, to the group, supposed to inspire the Pacifist propaganda, that a man who burgled their strong boxes or pilfered their petty cash should suffer no punishment beyond failing to get the money, they would logically ask me if I was an Anarchist.
If I proposed that anybody trying to knife or pistol another person should walk away and resume his daily amusements if the knife broke or the pistol missed fire, they would ask me if I had contemplated the possibility of encouraging the employment of knives and pistols. Crime can be only insufficiently restrained when the alternative is between punishment, it could hardly be restrained at all if the alternative were only between failure. This was not the only opposition she suffered both as a suffragist and internationalist, as she was subject to physical violence. After the war she maintained her internationalist views, opposing the punitive terms of the Treaty of Versailles and serving as the United Kingdom substitute delegate to the League of Nations. In the 1930s she became depressed by the growing rationalist attitude of preparedness towards Fascist violence, increased by the death of her husband in 1934. After the outbreak of the Second World War she committed suicide with an overdose of veronal in November 1939.
Her autobiography I Have Been Young gives a remarkable account both of the non-militant women's suffrage campaign and of anti-war campaigning in the First World War, together with philosophical discussions of non-violence. Swanwick was appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour in the New Years' Honours of 1931, her name and picture are on the plinth of the statue of Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, unveiled in April 2018. The Future of the Women's Movement Builders of Peace, Being Ten Years History of the Union of Democratic Control Labour's foreign policy: what has been and what might be I Have Been Young, autobiography; the Roots of Peace: A Sequel to Collective Insecurity, Being an Essay on Some of the Uses, Condition Helena Swanwick at www.spartacus-educational.com Mrs. Swanwick on Women, Dora Montefiore The Suffragist and the'Average Woman' Sandra Stanley Holton, University of Adelaide Works by Helena Swanwick at LibriVox
Chris Swanwick is a British racing car driver. He is best known for having competed in the British Touring Car Championship, he made his début on 2 October 2011 at Brands Hatch. Swanwick was a relative late starter to karting, starting in 2003 at the age of 9 in Formula cadets where he did his novice plates, he progressed and by the end of the next year won the Comer cadets, North Regional Final. Not being happy to stay in cadets for another year, Swanwick decided to move up to Mini Max for the 2005 season, by the end of the year was a regular on the podium at Wombwell, he could have stopped in mini Max for another couple of years, but having the need for speed, Swanwick decided he wanted to drive JICAs. In the middle of 2006, he had a time at Strawberry Racing, but damaged his rib badly and did not race again until the second half of the year. Swanwick tested and signed for Tollbar Racing in January 2009, he passed. Swanwick competed in the Ginetta Junior Championship for Tollbar Racing where he finished with 8 podiums and completed the season in 7th.
Swanwick competed for half a year in the Ginetta Junior Championship for Team Parker Racing where he finished with 2 podiums. He finished the season in 14th. Swanwicks aggressive driving style saw him disqualified in Round 14 of the championship at Silverstone after an incident that resulted in 3 cars retiring from the race. Team Pryo saw potential in Swanwick and signed him up for the Renault Clio Cup 2011. Swanwick competed in Renault Clio Cup 2011 for Team Pryo. Swanwick found the front wheel drive Clio more of a challenge than the rear wheel Ginetta G20. Despite this, Swanwick's aggressive driving style saw him take 7th and 8th place twice over the season. Rob Austin again saw Swanwick's potential and signed him up as the team's junior driver after testing at Pembrey in July 2011. Swanwick tested the second NGTC Spec Audi A4 for Rob Austin Racing and made his BTCC début on 2 October 2011 at Brands Hatch, raced at Silverstone, the championship's finale, he finished five of the six races he competed in and at the end of the season was classified 32nd in the drivers' championship.
Swanwick, was born in Nottingham and attended Dagfa House School. Swanwick lives in Moorgreen near Nottinghamshire, he attended Dagfa House School between ages of 11 and 16, Dagfa school allows flexible school hours which suited Swanwicks race schedule. Swanwick works as a diamond driller for his father's company East Midlands Diamond Drilling. EMDD is one of his main sponsors. Swanwick has gained the nickname Sonic Swanwick due to his spiky hair. Www.chrisswanwickracing.com BTCC Debut Renault Clio Cup Rob Austin Racing https://web.archive.org/web/20110903184852/http://www.dagfaschool.notts.sch.uk/ https://web.archive.org/web/20120401102630/http://www.btcc.net/html/driver_detail.php?id=190
Michael Swanwick is an American science fiction author who began publishing in the early 1980s. Swanwick's fiction writing began with short stories, starting in 1980 when he published "Ginungagap" in TriQuarterly and "The Feast of St. Janis" in New Dimensions 11. Both stories were nominees for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story in 1981, his published novels are In the Drift, a look at the results of a more catastrophic Three Mile Island incident, which expands on his earlier short story "Mummer's Kiss". This was followed in 1987 by Vacuum Flowers, an adventurous tour of an inhabited Solar System, where the people of Earth have been subsumed by a cybernetic mass-mind, his short fiction has been collected in Gravity's Angels, Moon Dogs, Tales of Old Earth, Cigar-Box Faust and Other Miniatures, The Dog Said Bow-Wow, The Best of Michael Swanwick. A novella, Griffin's Egg, was published in book form in 1991 and is collected in Moon Dogs, he has collaborated with other authors on several short works, including Gardner Dozois and William Gibson.
Stations of the Tide won the Nebula for best novel in 1991, several of his shorter works have won awards as well: the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for "The Edge of the World" in 1989, the World Fantasy Award for "Radio Waves" in 1996, Hugos for "The Very Pulse of the Machine" in 1999, "Scherzo with Tyrannosaur" in 2000, "The Dog Said Bow-Wow" in 2002, "Slow Life" in 2003, "Legions in Time" in 2004. Swanwick has written about the field as well, he published two long essays on the state of the science fiction and fantasy, the former of, controversial for its categorization of new SF writers into "cyberpunk" and "literary humanist" camps. Both essays were collected together in The Postmodern Archipelago 1997. A book-length interview with Gardner Dozois, Being Gardner Dozois, was published in 2001, he is a prolific contributor to the New York Review of Science Fiction. Swanwick wrote a monograph on James Branch Cabell, "What Can Be Saved From the Wreckage?", published in 2007, a short literary biography of Hope Mirrlees, Hope-in-the-Mist, published in 2009.
In the Drift Vacuum Flowers Stations of the Tide, Nebula Award winner. James Branch Cabell in the 21st Century" "Hope-in-the-Mist: The Extraordinary Career & Mysterious Life of Hope Mirrlees" Swanwick's weblog Michael Swanwick at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database Michael Swanwick's online fiction at Free Speculative Fiction Online "October Leaves", a photo-story at Flickr