WW1 Burslem: Stoke-on-Trent Remembers
Burslem has a special connection with Th Great War. If you are visiting the town to connect and remember we would be delighted to invite you to visit Barewall and we will help to direct you.
We have connected with The Britsh Royal Legion "Thank You" campaign as well as the WW1 trail for Stoke-on-Trent (Stoke-on-Trent Remembers) and Burslem Welcomes to help make your visit to Stoke-on-Trent and Burslem a Visit to Remember.
Burslem is a short distance from the Weeping Window comemorative 14-18NOW art installation at Middleport Pottery which opens on 2nd August to 16th September.
For half a day visit we suggest you park either at McGuinesses in Middleport, or take the train to Longport Station, visit the Weeping Window (free tickets via stoke.gov.uk) followed by Burslem which is less than a mile away. Here you will enjoy Old Timers an exhibition of paintings by Arthur Berry of people that would have lived through The Great War (to 16th Sept), or follow his poetry trail dotted throughout places of interest (to Nov 11th). Keele Three Counties Open Art show at the Burslem School of Art includes 5 large rooms of selected works from Staffordshire, Shropshire, and Cheshire. This year also includes a Great War Commemoration Room. The Three Counties continues to 30th Aug.
Burslem also has a number of cafes / restaurants and real ale public houses. A WW1 themed real ale trail has also been provided by The Potteries Pubs Preservation Society. Details are available in the participating pubs. Can we suggest you start at Titanic Brewery's tap The Bulls Head or the Grade II listed Duke of William located at St John's Square, or at The Bursley Real Ale House in Wedgwood Place.
Full information on guidance can be found at Barewall gallery (to Nov 11th) or Burslem School of Art (to 30th Aug). Leaflets are available throughout the town via Burslem Welcomes leaflet racks.