Macildowie has been ‘Building Great Futures’ in Derbyshire since 1993. Alfreton is a town in the Amber Valley district of Derbyshire. The main industry of Alfreton was historically coal mining but after the mines closed in the 1960s it changed to the light industry, warehousing, retailing, and the service sector. Major chocolate company Thorntons and safety footwear manufacturer Rock Fall are based in Alfreton.
Alfreton is a bustling town in Derbyshire that is said to have been founded by King Alfred, or Alfred the Great, from whom legend says it derived its name. While the main industry of Alfreton was historically coal mining, the light industry, warehousing, retailing and service sectors took over after the closure of the mines in the 1960s.
Today, the town is very busy with several national chain stores and independent shops filling the high street. In addition to this, a substantial proportion of local jobs in Alfreton are in the health, education, and leisure sectors.
As well as its ties to King Alfred, Alfreton is also known for its Cricket Club, its local football team (Alfreton Town) and former resident Robert Watchorn, who was the USA Commissioner of Immigration in the early 19th Century.