Burton on Trent Landmarks #16 – George Street

George Street, Burton upon Trent George Street is a small street close to Burton on Trent town centre, just off Station Street and Guild Street. It is not a street that many people would walk down regularly, and is mainly used as a shortcut between Station Street and Guild Street, but it is home to…… Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #16 – George Street

Monthly News – March 2023

Hello, and welcome to this month’s blog round-up, featuring all of February’s blog posts, an exclusive short story from thirty years ago, and an update on the Lost Pubs of Burton. Butlers Lane/Blake Street February began (or rather January ended) with an early morning trip down the Cross-City Line to Butlers Lane and Blake Street…… Continue reading Monthly News – March 2023

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Three: July – September

Welcome to the third (of four) instalments of the Review of the Year 2022. You can catch up with part one here, and part two here. July 2022 I didn’t go anywhere in July 2022. It was far too hot. August 2022 It was just as hot in August 2022, but I managed to venture…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Three: July – September

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

After the relentless opening three months of the year, which you can catch up on here, the Martyn’s Blog juggernaut ploughed on through the spring at pace, with two posts a week most weeks. April 2022 April began with a cold and frosty Saturday morning trip to Penkridge in Staffordshire. It’s a beautiful old village,…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part Two: April – June

Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part One: January – March

It’s been a great 2022 for this blog, with many new and exciting places visited, some old favourites re-visited and a lot more delving into the history of Burton upon Trent. The number of views on the website has more than doubled in the last year compared to 2021, so thank you to everyone who…… Continue reading Blog Review of the Year 2022 – Part One: January – March

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

Burton upon Trent – An Appreciation

Although I wasn’t born in Burton upon Trent, I have lived here for most of my life (since 2004, although I lived in nearby Swadlincote for thirteen years before that). Over the years, I have come to appreciate the town, its landmarks and its history. Burton upon Trent The town has a rich history, dominated…… Continue reading Burton upon Trent – An Appreciation

Outwoods Woodland, Burton on Trent

I’ve been back out and about again after the recent hot weather put a stop to my grand travel plans. Coincidentally, the trip I went on yesterday (Tuesday 9th August) was not the one I had originally planned, because it was too hot to travel by train. It wasn’t too hot for a morning walk…… Continue reading Outwoods Woodland, Burton on Trent

The Big Burton Carousel

Following the huge success of 2020’s Burton Swans Trail, the people behind that have launched Burton on Trent’s second sculpture trail, The Big Burton Carousel. Thirty decorated carousel horses have been installed all around Burton for people to go and visit. The trail was inspired by Orton & Spooner, a local company who produced fairground…… Continue reading The Big Burton Carousel