Glapwell are a relatively new club, formed as recently as 1985 in the Derbyshire village of Glapwell - only five miles from Mansfield and seven miles from Chesterfield. Mentioned in the Domesday Book, it became a thriving pit village during the industrial revolution, although when the pit closed in 1974 nearly all employment left the settlement, and now people mostly work in the two aforementioned towns. however. Glapwell - or The Well as they are known to their fans - commemorate the mining tradition of the town by both playing in the black and white stripes usually beloved of pit teams, and featuring a davy lamp on their club crest.
Northern Premier League Division One South - or The Evostick League as its gluely sponsor would prefer you to call it - they played for most of their short history at the minimal Hall Corner ground in the north of the village - a proper small-town facility holding up to 1500 punters. However, after their gentle rise up the league pyramid began to clash with the new exacting league stipulations, it was required that they either improved their ground or made other arrangements. The latter alternative saw an unexpected turn when the club convinced Conference Premier team Mansfield Town to let them use their hefty 10,000 capacity Field Mill ground for home games from the 2010/11 season onwards.
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