2021 Travels – Scalpcliffe Woods, Stapenhill

One of the local places in Burton on Trent (Stapenhill, to be exact) on my long list of places to visit was Scalpcliffe Woods, a nature reserve located near Stapenhill Cemetery. So, on the last day of April 2021, I set out on the journey there. I was expecting a nice, leisurely stroll around some … Continue reading 2021 Travels – Scalpcliffe Woods, Stapenhill

Burton on Trent Landmarks #11 – Even More Sculptures

Following on from the popular blog posts looking at artworks and sculptures around Burton upon Trent's Washlands and elsewhere in the town, I present to you the third and possibly final part. The Burton Cooper by James Walter Butler The Burton Cooper is probably the most well-known and one of the oldest pieces of artwork … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #11 – Even More Sculptures

Burton on Trent Landmarks #10 – Coltman VC Peace Wood, Winshill

On this sunny but cold Saturday morning (27th March 2021), I walked from my home up to Winshill to have a look around the Coltman VC Peace Wood, just off Mill Hill Lane. I have been up Mill Hill Lane many times whilst out walking, but never ventured into the Peace Wood until now. William … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #10 – Coltman VC Peace Wood, Winshill

Burton on Trent Landmarks #9 – Football Grounds

The town of Burton upon Trent has a long sporting history. One of the world's oldest rugby union clubs, Burton RFC, was established in October 1870. Cricket was played professionally in the town at Burton Cricket Ground from 1840, and league association football arrived in the town in 1892, when Burton Swifts joined the Football … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #9 – Football Grounds