EVENTS

As of May 2024

2024 HISTORY & HERITAGE WALKS

This year we are putting on 6 walks and they will take place on:-

Sunday 7th July 10am: St Modwens Church Meet at Market Square
Sunday 14th July 10am: Brewhouse Walk Meet at Brewhouse
Sunday 21st July 10am: Town Centre Walk Meet Meadowside Leisure Centre
The 3 other walks will be decided soon

The St Modwen's walk explorers the Market Place, the foundation of Burton Abbey and the town that grew up around it.

The Meadowside walk explorers the developement of the Brewing Industry which leads to the expansion of the town.

Brewhouse walk will explorer the other, mostly forgotten industries and other features of Burton.

Please allow two hours for each walk which are free.
Members & friends welcome
For more infomation please email walks@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk

ST MODWEN'S DAY DINNER 2024

A St Modwen’s Day Dinner is taking place on Wednesday 23th October commencing at 6.45pm in The Mulberry Restaurant at Burton & South Derbyshire College, Lichfield Street, Burton.
This Wednesday was chosen as it is the closest Wednesday that The Mulberry Restaurant is open to St Modwen’s Feast Day which is 23th October.

After the dinner a talk will be given by the well-know local historian Richard Stone.

If you would like to come along to the event, which is open to both members of the society and their guests, the cost will be £ 30 for a 3 course meal and lecture on Wednesday 25th October, then please contact Mick Clifford either by email smd@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk or phone 01283 536250.



CIVIC SOCIETY TALKS

All talks are held on Wednesday evenings, at 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.
The venue for this season will be at Burton Library, Riverside, DE14 1AH

2023-2024 TALKS

18th October 2023 'Geoffrey Malaterra - A Question of Medieval Identity' Blue Yates
15th November 2023 Common Lodging House Gay Evans
21st February 2024 Pantomime Ann Featherstone
20th March 2024 Zeppelin - Ship of Dreams David Skillen

Burton Town Trail 2023

To commemorate King Charles’s Coronation, we have created a town trail for people to enjoy. The trail guides you on a circular route around historic buildings, along the River Trent and through the Marketplace, returning through Coopers Square and to George Street to finish. Along the trail, you will explore some of the hidden gems of the town, see its rich industrial past and embrace its art and beauty. more info

Download the Trail here

Download the Trail Answers here

We hope to have some printed bookets in the Burton Library soon.


Visit to Burton Town Hall

Join us for a visit to Burton Town on 4th October 2023 at 2pm. The visit will be conducted by the Mayor of Burton, Syed Hussain.

The Mayor will show us Council Chamber, The Mayor's parlour amongst other things of interest.

The visit is free of charge and is open to members and guests of the Burton Civic Society. For more information on the visit, or to book your place, please email chair@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk.

For more information on any of the talks then please contact secretary@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk



Annual General Meeting 2023

This years Annual General Meeting will took place on Wednesday 5th July 7:00pm for 7:15pm at Burton Library, Riverside, DE14 1AH


2023 HISTORY & HERITAGE WALKS

This year we are putting on 6 walks and they will take place on:-

Sunday 10am St Modwens Church Wed 31 May 7pm: Horninglow Walk Meet Market Square
Sun 11 June 10am: Blackpool Street Walk Meet Watson Street
Sun 18 June 10am: Horninglow Walk Meet Dover Court Shops, Horninglow Road North
Wed 28 June 7pm: Blackpool Street Walk Meet Watson Street
Wed 12 July 7pm: Town Centre Walk Meet Meadowside Leisure Centre
Sun 23 July 10am: Town Centre Walk Meet Meadowside Leisure Centre

The St Modwen's walk explorers the Market Place, the foundation of Burton Abbey and the town that grew up around it.

The Meadowside walk explorers the developement of the Brewing Industry which leads to the expansion of the town.

While the Town Hall walk will show how the town leaders at the time responded to the growth and the expanding town.

Brewhouse walk will explorer the other, mostly forgotten industries and other features of Burton.

The Horninglow walk explores the boundaries of the medieval township, its historic buildings, and the Ashby to Tutbury turnpike.

Blackpool Street walk new for 2023. Details to follow shortly

Please allow two hours for each walk which are free.
Members & friends welcome
For more infomation please email walks@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk
"> Meet Dover Court Shops, Horninglow Road North Sun 11 June 10am: Blackpool Street Walk Meet Watson Street Sun 18 June 10am: Horninglow Walk Meet Dover Court Shops, Horninglow Road North Wed 28 June 7pm: Blackpool Street Walk Meet Watson Street Wed 12 July 7pm: Town Centre Walk Meet Meadowside Leisure Centre Sun 23 July 10am: Town Centre Walk Meet Meadowside Leisure Centre

The St Modwen's walk explorers the Market Place, the foundation of Burton Abbey and the town that grew up around it.

The Meadowside walk explorers the developement of the Brewing Industry which leads to the expansion of the town.

While the Town Hall walk will show how the town leaders at the time responded to the growth and the expanding town.

Brewhouse walk will explorer the other, mostly forgotten industries and other features of Burton.

The Horninglow walk explores the boundaries of the medieval township, its historic buildings, and the Ashby to Tutbury turnpike.

Blackpool Street walk new for 2023. Details to follow shortly

Please allow two hours for each walk which are free.
Members & friends welcome
For more infomation please email walks@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk

2022 HISTORY & HERITAGE WALKS

This year we are putting on 4 walks and they will take place on:-

Sunday 15th May 10:30am Meet outside St Modwen's Church Market Place
Wednesday 25th May 7:00pm Meet outside the Meadowside Leisure Centre
Sunday 12th June 10:30am Meet near Town Hall King Edward Place
Wednesday 6th July 7:00pm Meet at Brewhouse Art Centre

The St Modwen's Walk explorers the Market Place, the foundation of Burton Abbey and the town that grew up around it.

The Meadowside walk explorers the developement of the Brewing Industry which leads to the expansion of the town.

While the Town Hall walk will show how the town leaders at the time responded to the growth and the expanding town.

Brewhouse walk will explorer the other, mostly forgotten industries and other features of Burton.

Please allow two hours for each walk which are free.
Members & friends welcome
For more infomation please email walks@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk

For more infomation on the talks and other events, these will be available soon. our old flyer...

If you're feeling fit, Burton Civic Society have produced a 12-mile walk you could do on your own (see ACTIVITIES, below).

ACTIVITIES

WETMORE CHARTER WALK
Download this walking map following the old Wetmore boundary. The walk covering both streets and footpaths, is approximately 12 miles and attempts to follow the ancient boundary around Burton. The trail was established by our chairman Richard Stone and the map produced by Richard and Shelagh Wain. We hope you enjoy the trip.
Please click here to download the map & instructions...

 

AND SOME OTHER EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

(recommended by our members)

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, for arts, music and cultural events www.brewhouse.co.uk

Tutbury Castle www.tutburycastle.com

Burton Conservation Volunteers www.bcv.org.uk

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station - Steaming Days www.claymills.org.uk

National Brewery Centre (formerly The Bass Museum) www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk

The Red Carpet Cinema and Cafe Bar www.redcarpetcinema.co.uk

Quad, Derby www.derbyquad.co.uk

Magic Attic (in Sharpe's Pottery), Swadlincote www.magicattic.org.uk

Conkers (in National Forest), Moira, Leics. www.nationalforest.org

For any members who'd like to recommend an activities/events website, please email the link to: events@burtoncivicsociety.org.uk