LANt019 John Haywood
LANDshapes Oral History interview summary
If you live in Burton do you know that you are floating on artesian
wells? Listen in as John Hayward explains about the waters of Burton
in this enlightening and entertaining testimony, sharing his memories
about and hopes for Burton-on-Trent - England's premier brewing
town. Smell the mash 'going in' as you walk around Burton in your
imagination, 'see' through John's eyes the smoke billowing out of
the chimneys and steam coming from the brewery coppers, dodge the
steam engines in the High Street resplendent in their brewery livery
colours. Find out about Groby's Knob and meet the mighty one-armed
gate keeper. You won't fail to find an enthusiasm for Burton or
its future in John's life, as he says himself "I've been in
Burton all my life....and I've no intention of leaving cos I enjoy
it.... I get very disappointed, annoyed, if people knock Burton...it's
a great town".
Interviewer: Roger Kitchen.
Interview Date: 08/03/2005
Landshape Zone: Leicestershire and Derbyshire Coalfield
Location: Winshill, Staffordshire,
Date of interview: 07/03/1949
Location of Original: Originals held with The National Forest Company.