Burton on Trent Landmarks #15 – Magistrates Court

Standing on Horninglow Street is Burton upon Trent’s former Magistrates Court House, opened in 1910 and closed in 2016. Former Magistrates Court. To the right is the former youth court, and to the left is the former Plough Inn pub. The court house was built from 1909-1910 and was designed by local architect Henry Beck.…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #15 – Magistrates Court

Burton on Trent Landmarks #14 – St Peter’s Bridge

Until the summer of 1985, Burtonians had just one way to cross the River Trent by motor vehicle, and that was Burton Bridge. The rise of car ownership and the transfer of brewery traffic from rail to road led to much congestion on the old structure, and so it was decided to build a second…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #14 – St Peter’s Bridge

Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Three (July to September)

The long, hot summer of 2021 proved to be too long and too hot to travel for me. I only went to one place in July, but normal service resumed in August. July 2021 Oaks Wood, a nature walk in Burton on Trent, was the venue for the only post in July. The trail runs…… Continue reading Travel Review of the Year 2021 – Part Three (July to September)

Burton on Trent Landmarks #13 – Burton Library

Like most towns and cities in Britain, Burton upon Trent has its own public library, located just off the High Street, not far from the Washlands. The current library was built in 1976 and replaced an earlier Public Library which stood on Union Street, across the road from what is now Sainsbury’s, approximately where the…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #13 – Burton Library

Burton on Trent Landmarks #5 – Winshill Water Tower

Winshill Water Tower, also known as Waterloo Tower, is a former water pumping station located high up on a hill overlooking Burton on Trent in the area of Winshill (pronounced win-sill). Winshill Water Tower Having lived in the Burton area for many years, I have seen this place from afar many times, but never got…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #5 – Winshill Water Tower

Burton on Trent Landmarks #4 – Washlands Sculpture Trail

In the 1990s, the local council in Burton upon Trent set up a sculpture trail at the town’s Washlands, an area surrounding the River Trent which, when it isn’t flooded, provides an ideal place for walks, picnics, fishing and other leisure activities. The council, in partnership with Burton College, Burton Civic Society, West Midlands Arts…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #4 – Washlands Sculpture Trail

Burton on Trent Landmarks #3 – Trent Bridge/Burton Bridge

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

Burton on Trent Landmarks #2 – Goat Maltings

Welcome to the second of my posts about landmarks in the Staffordshire town of Burton on Trent. In this post, I will be focusing on one of the remaining former brewery buildings in the town, the Goat Maltings on Clarence Street. View from Clarence Street of the Goat Maltings. The goat itself can be seen…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #2 – Goat Maltings

Burton on Trent Landmarks #1 – Ferry Bridge

Welcome to the first in what I hope will be a series of posts about some of the sights to be seen in my home town of Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. As I can’t go anywhere by train at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I can at least have a socially-distanced walk around the town,…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #1 – Ferry Bridge

Former Railway Stations of Burton on Trent

My home town of Burton upon Trent in Staffordshire, UK is famous for a few things, most notably the beer brewing industry and the home of Marmite, the yeast extract spread that divides the nation. After the invention of the steam engine, railways were springing up all over Great Britain in the early 19th Century.…… Continue reading Former Railway Stations of Burton on Trent