8th July 1998
Leader - Stan Lawrence

On a rather dismal evening, some twenty members of the Trust gathered together to explore this interesting village. The walk was led by Stan Lawrence, who pointed out several sites and properties connected with the pottery industry which was so active there in the last century.

Various old houses and their histories were pointed out, and the walk passed by Burton Church with its impressive spire, which is such a familiar landmark. We were unable to visit the actual site of the old castle, which was sited again in a most prominent position.

The walk finished with a conducted tour of the outside of Richard Thornton School where Stan Lawrence was headmaster for many years, and some of the members later sampled the delights in the local hostelry, after a most enjoyable evening.

Roy Gudgeon