As of April 2022

Annual General Meeting 2022

This years Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th June 7:00pm for 7:15pm at Burton Library, Riverside, DE14 1AH


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


A St Modwen’s Day Dinner is taking place on Wednesday 2nd November commencing at 6.30pm 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 29th 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 £ 25 for a 3 course meal and lecture on Wednesday 2th November, then please contact Mick Clifford either by email or phone 01283 536250.

Tudor Christmas Social Evening
The Bistro Cafe Burton and South Derbyshire College
1st December 2022 700pm

Come and join us for a festive evening with an entertaining talk by Helen Chambers on a 'Tudor Christmas', with drinks and nibbles.
For more infomation please contact Kim Gutteridge on 01283 512604 or send an email to


All talks are held on Wednesday evenings, at 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.
The venue for this season will be at Cafe Zen which is on the corner of High St and the Market Place (DE14 1HN)

2022-2023 TALKS

19th October 2022 Burton Conservation Volunteers Lawrence Oats
16th November 2022 Fools and Horses: the Victorian Circus Dr Ann Featherstone
14th February 2023 Details to follow
14th March 2023 Details to follow

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).


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...



(recommended by our members)

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, for arts, music and cultural events

Tutbury Castle

Burton Conservation Volunteers

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station - Steaming Days

National Brewery Centre (formerly The Bass Museum)

The Red Carpet Cinema and Cafe Bar

Quad, Derby

Magic Attic (in Sharpe's Pottery), Swadlincote

Conkers (in National Forest), Moira, Leics.

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