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