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Know Your Midlands No 12

To the men outside the Brewers' Arms, the most important thing to come out of Burton upon Trent is obviously the one that comes out of a barrel.

Non-Fiction 1957 3 mins Silent

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A tour of Burton upon Trent and its less well known Staffordshire neighbour, Uttoxeter made for broadcast on the then relatively new Midlands television service. In 1957 brewery trains still regularly criss-crossed the roads of Burton as local producers such as Bass made the town a thriving centre for the beer industry. The sleepy streets of Uttoxeter seem far removed from this clamour as life slowly ticks by.