It's been a quiet summer here on Martyn's Blog, compared to May and June. There was no real reason for that, other than the fact I don't like to travel in very hot weather, and there has been a bit of that in July and August. As it gets cooler, I will definitely be heading … Continue reading August 2021 Blog Update
There are a few pieces of blog news to bring you. Recent Blog Posts Since the easing of lockdown restrictions in April, I have not been slow to get back out and about on trains and around Burton on Trent. In mid-April, I took the train to Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, and walked to a previously-visited … Continue reading May 2021 Blog Update
In this latest part of my look at Burton upon Trent's landmarks, I'll be taking a look at Stapenhill Gardens and its iconic swan sculpture. Stapenhill Gardens Stapenhill Gardens is a public park created in the 1930s on the site of a former manor house, Stapenhill House. The house had been given to the public … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #8 – Stapenhill Gardens and Swan
Two road bridges currently provide crossings for the traffic over the River Trent in Burton upon Trent. The northernmost bridge, popularly known as Burton Bridge, but actually called Trent Bridge (and that's the name I will be using in the article) was first built in 1864, replacing an old medieval bridge which ran almost parallel … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #3 – Trent Bridge/Burton Bridge
If you thought that following this blog on WordPress was exciting enough, prepare to have your mind blown. Martyn's blog is now on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! You can follow the blog at martyns_blog on Instagram, @martynsblog on Twitter and like it on Facebook. On Instagram, I'll be posting pictures and videos that don't make … Continue reading New Social Media Accounts!