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 #8 – Stapenhill Gardens and Swan

In this latest part of my look at Burton upon Trent's landmarks, I'll be taking a look at Stapenhill Gardens and its iconic swan sculpture. Stapenhill Gardens Stapenhill Gardens is a public park created in the 1930s on the site of a former manor house, Stapenhill House. The house had been given to the public … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #8 – Stapenhill Gardens and Swan

Burton on Trent Landmarks #7 – More Sculptures

In July, I wrote a post about the various artworks located in the Washlands near the River Trent in Burton on Trent. However, there are many more pieces of public art and statues in the town, and I will be looking closely at some of them in this post. Michael Arthur Bass Statue, King Edward … Continue reading Burton on Trent Landmarks #7 – More Sculptures

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