East Midlands Ranger Area Station #71 – Crewe

I’m now into the last knockings of the East Midlands Ranger Area challenge. Number 71 of 76 was visited on Tuesday 25th October; the westernmost station at Crewe in Cheshire. I’ve been to all of the stations on the line from Newark Castle to Crewe before, but this was my first time at Crewe itself.…… Continue reading East Midlands Ranger Area Station #71 – Crewe

Staffordshire Stations – Bilbrook and Codsall

As part of my ongoing quest to visit every railway station in Staffordshire, I crossed two very close stations off the list, in the villages of Bilbrook and Codsall, in the very south of Staffordshire. The trip began at Burton on Trent, as usual, and took me to Birmingham New Street station. I don’t often…… Continue reading Staffordshire Stations – Bilbrook and Codsall

Secrets of Burton – The Bass Brewery

The Bass Brewery was founded by William Bass in Burton upon Trent in 1777, and within a century became the biggest brewer in the world. Although it wasn’t Burton’s only brewer, it was probably the most well-known around the UK and the wider world. Burtonians never tire of boasting that Bass’s famous red triangle logo…… Continue reading Secrets of Burton – The Bass Brewery