Attenborough Nature Reserve – August 2022

Back in May 2021, I visited Attenborough railway station on a cold Saturday morning, in order to tick it off the East Midlands Ranger Area list. I vowed to return on a warm and sunny summer’s evening for another walk around Attenborough Nature Reserve, and I did just that on Thursday August 25th, 2022. Attenborough…… Continue reading Attenborough Nature Reserve – August 2022

Staffordshire Stations – Stone

Last year, when I visited Longton near Stoke-on-Trent, my train passed through Stone railway station. At the time, I said that I would quite like to visit Stone, and so I made it happen on Friday 12th November 2021. I had originally planned to visit Stone at the end of July this year, but a…… Continue reading Staffordshire Stations – Stone

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 #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