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)
The elevation of the number of monasteries and churches to borough status of towns marks an increasing prominence in the 12th century England. The new religious sites such as almshouses and infirmaries were constructed to care for the poor and sick. A great many abbots, monks, and lay-brothers found themselves at the favourable end of the urban boom the country was experiencing … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Early History (Part 2)
EARLY HISTORY (PART I) BURTON-UPON-TRENT is a parish and market town, known far and wide for its fine ales and most celebrated brands in brewing sphere including Bass, Allsopp, and Worthington. Burton is a classic example of mid 19th century industrial metropolis, well situated along the west bank of the River Trent in East Staffordshire county, west-central England, taking … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Early History (Part 1)
Although we are a Dubai based blog, I love travelling and think its high time I started sharing my Non-Dubai based travels. I did a post about Spain; Salou and surrounding areas a few months ago and will hopefully get one up about living in Edinburgh sometime soon! Now we have established a base for our Dubai articles, we will be branching out to other travels and trips we have … [Read more...] about A short Portuguese affair; Lisbon and Love!