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Local economy

As well as farming, there is a large Industrial Estate to the south of the village with several businesses. The Industrial Estate previously housed the military's fleet of 'Green Goddess' fire tenders.

Today the majority of the residents work in nearby towns such as Uttoxeter and Burton-on-Trent. However some work further afield in Derby, Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham.

Transport

Marchington has 2 bus Stops and is served by route 402.

The railway between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby runs to the north of Marchington but Marchington railway station closed in 1958. The Nearest Railway station is Uttoxeter.

The nearest airports are East Midlands 20 miles (32.2 km) and Birmingham 29 miles (46.7 km).

Culture and Recreation

There are many groups and societies in the village, including a Drama group (MADS), Gardening Guild and of course The Marchington Singers. Both the Marchington and The Woodlands have a thriving WI. There is also a NWR (National Women's Register) group and Bellringers.

There is a large playing field to the east of the village and tennis courts, bowling green and cricket pitch in the centre of the Village.

The village was home to three football clubs until AFC Marchington ceased in 2010. Marchington Football Club plays in the local FA league and cup competitions. They are looking to win back the league title they narrowly missed out on retaining in the 2009/10 season. Former Port Vale player Ross Davidson and Derby County trainee Sam Gibbs are the star attractions at Silver lane in 2010.

Marchington Keep Fat Club is a veterans' team, with an average age in the late forties. Based in the Bulls Head, the Marchington KFC play weekly indoor 5-a-side games, as well as outdoor 11-a-side whenever suitable opposition can be found. The team has also enjoyed tours to York, Liverpool and Spain.

Education

Marchington has a small First School called St Peters CE First School which is used by children up to year 4.

Marchington uses the Uttoxeter Middle School system and years 5-8 attend Oldfields Hall in Uttoxeter and the area's senior school is Thomas Alleyne's High School which is also in Uttoxeter.

The area's Further education colleges are Burton College and Stafford College.

Places of worship

St Peter's Church

St Peter's ChurchSt Peter's Church

St Peter's is the local Parish Church and is a Brick Building dating from 1742 and is the only church in the parish of Marchington. The church is located on low ground between what is now the village centre around High Street, and Hound Hill, where the original Vernon family residence was built. This part of the village has always been prone to flooding, but in living memory, and so far as is known since the original church was built, it has never been flooded. The flood waters have been known to reach close to the main door, but have never encroached on the nave or chancel. (See St Peter's web pages for more information.)

St Peter’s also has a peel of six bells which can be heard being rung by the local band ‘half-muffled’ here. The local band are always looking for new ringers, so if you would like to try your hand at ringing, why not come along to our practice night on Mondays at 7.45PM.

St John's Church, Marchington Woodlands

St John's ChurchSt John's Church

Marchington Woodlands Church was built in 1858 at the instigation and largely at the expense of Thomas Webb of Smallwood Manor. It was built to serve a scattered parish, most of the inhabitants of which, until the erection of the new Church, were compelled to walk two and a half miles either to Marchington or to Newborough in order to attend divine service. This had long been felt to be a great evil, entailing much inconvenience upon devout worshippers, and fostering a feeling of indifference in the minds of many too ready to plead as an excuse for not attending church that there was, in fact, no church for them to attend. (See St John's web pages for more information.)

Methodist Chapel

Marchington previously had a Methodist chapel on Bag lane that opened in 1840 as a Primitive Methodist Chapel and closed in 1970. It is now in Private Residence. Marchington has a number of Methodists who attend the Methodist Church in Draycott which now covers Marchington as well.

St Thomas A Becket Catholic Church

The village's Roman Catholic church on Hall Road is a small stone building and is unfortunately currently closed.

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