Burton upon Trent: Looking Back At Recent History

Burton upon Trent local history old photos & film

A previous post looked at photos and videos of Burton in the past century.

Now we take a look at the Staffordshire town on film in the first few years of the 21st Century.

Spot the changes to the local area since this recent past, and see if you recognise anyone.

Burton On Trent Buses (2001)

Published on 24 Oct 2014 by DaveSpencer32.

Bass Brewery Bus Running Day Burton upon Trent (2003)

Published to YouTube on 9 Feb 2019 by mollsmyre. Bass Brewery Bus Running Day in Burton upon Trent. This video dates back to July 2003.

“I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven. A bus rally in a Brewery. Can life get any better? Once again apologies for the quality of the video as its from 2003 and posted more for historic value than anything else.”

mollsmyre on Youtube

The Flood Levels in Burton on Trent (2007)

Published on 5 Aug 2007 by Team Humble.

“The old river trent was very high today and has burst along the banks of burton on trent.” 

Team Humble on Youtube

Theatre Cats Stage School Burton on Trent (2008)

Published on 25 Feb 2008 by InBurton.co.uk – Burton on Trent Info. 

Drama classes Burton on Trent (and Derby and Newhall) at Theatre Cats Stage School.

Burton on Trent Restaurants (2009)

Published on 6 Jan 2009 by InBurton.co.uk – Burton on Trent Info.

Folk night at the Coopers Tavern, Burton (2010)

Published on 18 May 2010 by Andrew Denny. 

Every Tuesday at 9 pm customers of the Coopers Tavern in Burton upon Trent gather for a jam session. Fabulous!

Bass Malting Tower Demolished (2012)

Published to YouTube on 27 Mar 2012 by stimulusmusic.

The Bass Malting Tower was demolished in March 2012, to make way for a new and advanced energy centre which would reduce energy demands of the local brewery by 20% by 2020. 

It was part of the £175 million five-year investment programme Molson Coors announced for its breweries in the UK, £100 million of which was earmarked for its premises and facilities in Burton.

You can read more about this site in the Derbyshire Live newspaper article published on 17 October 2018.

Burton Abbey (2012)

Published on 20 Aug 2012 by Ronald Ellis.

Burton-on-Trent in Flood (2012)

Published on 27 Nov 2012 by TheBurtonRam. 

A circular tour of the Burton washlands as the Trent peaked at 3.70m on 26th November 2012. Taken from the Drakelow Station.

In the year 2000 the peak hit a slightly higher level of 3.79. 

Maps of Burton-Upon-Trent, England (2014)

Published to YouTube on 31 Jul 2014 by Chloe Deacon. 

This video uses google maps satellite view to show where you are, then shows clips from a car or bike driving along that street.

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