Old Pipeworks, Swadlincote
On 13th June 2018 the Derby Telegraph published the following witness account of a possible ghost sighting in Swadlincote. The story is by Paige Oldfield. ‘A grandma has been left spooked after spotting a “tall dark figure” in an old abandoned building in Swadlincote.
The 61-year-old was enjoying a meal at Prezzo’s in the Pipeworks, in Swadlincote, when she stepped outside for some fresh air at 9.30pm.
She said she was standing by the miner’s sculpture and glanced up at the derelict building next to the Tall Chimney pub and restaurant when she spotted a “tall, slim, dark figure” walk past the window on the top floor.
The building, believed to date back to the Victorian era, was formerly a factory where workers made chimney stacks, clay pipes and fireproof bricks.
Swadlincote resident Glenda said she was unable to tell anybody what she had seen for a few minutes as she could not understand what she had seen.
She said: “I have been told that it could have been a security guard but did not see any lights as you would think they would have had torches.
“We sat in the car ages after to see if we could see anything again but there was nothing.
“I have been asked if I was drinking and I only had one G&T, I was very level-headed.
“I really want answers and to know if anybody else has experienced the same.
“The hairs on my arms and the back of my neck went up a bit. As you look at the building it was the middle window at the top of the building.”