It is a pity that some people have lived their whole lives in Burton but never had an opportunity to visit this unique timber-framed place and its therapeutic chalybeate spring. A little off the Shobnall Road, Sinai park house is conveniently perched on high ground, providing its visitors with grand views overlooking the Trent Valley. The Park's location also draws its … [Read more...] about Sinai Park Burton Upon Trent
History Archives Burton Upon Trent!
Burton is known for brewing. The town originally grew up around Burton Abbey. Burton Bridge was also the site of two battles, in 1322 when Edward II defeated the rebel Earl of Lancaster and 1643 when royalists captured the town during the First English Civil War.
Beyond a doubt, one of Burton upon Trent's biggest tourist attractions is its bustling Market Hall. Opening its doors for the first time in 1883, it occupies the exact location as the original fifteenth-century hall. Conveniently located off of High Street in the town center with a decently priced car parking and a quick drive from the A38 down the main Burton Road and … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Market Hall
There is something special about this Art Deco style, history packing building. Burton’s Town Hall is definitely an architectural highlight of the town which compels its visitors to stop to gaze and appreciate the picturesque beauty that it beholds. Just like any other town hall in Europe, this place is also a base for council meetings and town events. In hindsight, the … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Town Hall
Ever thought if walls could speak, how different or detailed their tale we know would be? Perched high on a wooded ridge, dominating over the wandering course of River Dove, this magnificently ruinous Castle has us convinced on the previous thought. Nevertheless, it was pretty fun exploring Tutbury's turbulent yet haunting history, and we can't wait to share it with you, so … [Read more...] about Tutbury Castle
Some places inspire us with their ancient allure more so than their standing beauty, and the Ferry Bridge of Burton upon Trent certainly fits the description. The second major crossing of River Trent in Burton, this one-of-a-kind semi-suspension bridge links the towncentre with the suburb of Stapenhill, nearly half a mile to the East of the river. Despite its age, the bridge … [Read more...] about Ferry Bridge Burton Upon Trent
All good things come to an end, and that includes Burton's glorious years as the frontrunners for the global brewing industry. Even though there were a few occasions when the great trade of the county was threatened and thrown into turbulences over jealousies, competitions, and sometimes just sloppy fact-checking, nothing deterred the brewers. However, it was the events … [Read more...] about BURTON UPON TRENT’S BREWING HERITAGE (PART IV)
The New Age This series has been quite a challenge, and we should catch up here. In the last one, Allsopp partnered with its neighbor Ind Coope in 1934, and Bass seized up Worthington in 1927. Marston, Thompson and Evershed Ltd birthed in 1905. And by 1945, Burton was home to a staggering five breweries, including Truman, Hanbury and Buxton, and Everards. The last … [Read more...] about BURTON UPON TRENT’S BREWING HERITAGE (PART V)
Of all the wars of comparable length and severity in the past European conflicts, the damage to British commerce in Napoleonic wars stands out. Since the direct trading routes to the Baltic were blocked, on account of Napoleon’s Continental System, British trade to Northern Europe came to a standstill. However, the trade was resumed in 1814, only to be shut down again in 1822. … [Read more...] about BURTON UPON TRENT’S BREWING HERITAGE (PART III)
Early common brewers and their legacy Considered as either the father of one of the great early brewers of Burton ale or perhaps himself as one, Benjamin Wilson was a man of honor. Nonetheless, he was, indubitably, the pioneer of the most reputed family-owned firm and the staple trade of Burton. Benjamin founded a trade that was all-new for its simple community, set up an … [Read more...] about BURTON UPON TRENT’S BREWING HERITAGE (PART II)
Paget’s influence and town affairs The ancient records show that almost all of the trades had been lost to Burton by the mid 18th century either due to the lack of required machinery and capital or eclipsed by the competing industries elsewhere in the British Isles. It was here, however, after an irritating run-in with the Lancashire rioters in 1779, in the busy … [Read more...] about BURTON’S HISTORY DURING THE PERIOD 1500-1800 (PART PART IV)