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Sawley is a village and civil parish within the Borough of Erewash, in southeast Derbyshire, England. With a slightly higher than average number of people over 65, the population of just the civil parish was measured at 6,629 as at the 2011 Census.
Every year around the August Bank Holiday, Sawley All Saints holds a flower festival, with themed floral displays inside the church and a beer festival held in the village. There are several events throughout the year including a May Day festival, and a Garden Trail.
Sawley Marina is one of the most prominent features of the village, with access to the region's main waterways.
The old name for Sawley was Sallé. Between Sawley and Church Wilne and Great Wilne is the junction of the River Derwent and the Trent. It is to this that Sawley owes its position. The church of All Saints is thirteenth century and contains Saxon and Norman work. and commands a position on a small rise near the river.
In 2009, Sawley was blighted with a smell coming from waste products being legally dumped onto nearby farmland. The smell was dubbed the 'Sawley Stink'. A dedicated group of local residents campaigned successfully to put an end to the process, with recyclers agreeing to stop the pollution.
Opposite from Sawley churches is Bothe Hall once owned by the Booth family. The Booths were a wealthy landowning family from Cheshire whose principal seat was at Dunham Massey. Bothe Hall was probably built between 1660 and 1680, and has an interior that contains some exposed ceiling beams and a regency staircase.
Another monumental building in the village, is the Sawley Memorial Hall and Community Centre, which was opened by Richard Attenborough in 1958 to remember those who died during the two World Wars.
The Sawley and District Historical Society held a display about the war years associated to the village and surrounding areas, in the Sawley All Saints Church, back in August 2009.
Other buildings of interest in the area include Sawley Baptist Church, which was built in the 1800.
Trent Lock Golf & Country Club, founded in 1991, situated at the end of Lock Lane, has a floodlit driving range and two courses: the original 9-hole Canalside course and the 18-hole Riverside Course. Trent Lock Golf & Country Club is a venue for the famous annual Trilby Tour.
Sawley has a long history of recreational cricket. The first match report was recorded in 1843, between Ockbrook and "Sawley Club". The original ground, aptly named ‘Trent Bridge Ground’, was situated behind the Harrington Arms. Sawley CC moved from Sawley to nearby West Park in 1979, and exists today as Sawley & Long Eaton Park CC
- John Clifford - Campaigner for educational reform and anti-war campaigner was born here in 1836
- Nellie Dicken - Maternal grandmother of American actress Halle Berry was born here in 1911. She emigrated to the United States from Liverpool with her family the following year.
- "Civil parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Sawley marina website
- "Sawley". The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
- "Welcome to Sawley Parish Council". sawleyparishcouncil.co.uk. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
- "Village simply hates the Marmite 'stink'". Derby Telegraph. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
- "History of Sawley Memorial Hall and Community Centre". www.sawley.info. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- "The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive". www.long-eaton.com. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
- English Golf-courses
- Trent Lock Golf & Country Club
- The History of Cricket in Long Eaton, Sandiacre & Sawley, 1994, Keith Breakwell. ISBN 978-0-9521-4371-0
- Memories of Breaston, Draycott, Long Eaton and Sawley, 2019, p.63, Powell, Derbyshire.
- Sawley & Long Eaton Park CC Play-Cricket homepage
- "John Clifford". A Dictionary of Methodism in Ireland and England. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
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