Burton On Trent History In Old Photos And Film


Burton upon Trent, is a market town in East Staffordshire, also known as Burton on Trent, Burton-on-Trent, or even simply as Burton. It’s now home to the National Brewery Centre, building on its fame as a brewery town.

Thanks to Peter Lomas from Pixabay for the use of the image above.

Burton On Trent In The 1930s

George Cummings Walks 135 Miles (1930)

Published to YouTube on 13 Apr 2014 by British Pathé.

Full title reads: To Burton … On Burton! 

“Veteran 66-year-old George Cummings averages five miles an hour in the 135-mile walk from London … on beer!!”

London. Speed walker George Cummings begins his walk standing by one of the statues of Lions in Trafalgar Square, London. A small crowd is there to see him off. 

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A car leads George through the streets of Burton. Crowds have turned out to watch him arrive. George is greeted by the Mayor of Burton. He is poured a glass of beer from a bottle. He takes a long drink of the product for which Burton is famous.

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  5. Staffordshire Regt Freedom Of Burton-On-Trent (1946)
  6. Sex Pistols Live in Burton Upon Trent (1976)
  7. BBC Songs of Praise (1978)
  8. Streetlife (1986)
  9. A Look Back At The Town & Its Residents (1980s)
  10. Central Park Bridge Brewery (1987?)
  11. BBC2 Documentary About Tim Bedford (1980s/90s)
  12. Burton On Trent Buses (1990)
  13. Burton On Trent Buses (1994)
  14. Burton On Trent Buses (1998)

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