Many of our volunteers are regularly involved in a variety of projects. These may be research projects based a particular theme such as our local industries or more practical projects like scanning or digitising photographs and film which has been donated to us.
Some of these projects can often lead on to books and exhibitions.
Casualties of War
Volunteers spent over 3 years compiling articles from the Burton newspaper on all the local men killed in WW1 and WW2.
Windows into the Past
"Windows into the Past" was a major project to scan, preserve and exhibit a large number of glass plate negatives.
We often put on exhibitions to mark important anniversaries be they local, national or international.
Other Completed Projects
The opening of the Burton & Ashby Light Railway in 1906
The 1745 Rebellion
Names from the Boer War
Research related to the Mining Industry from the 1860’s to the 1950’s
Current and Ongoing Projects
Births, Deaths and Marriages from the local newspapers
A large quantity of local cine film is currently being digitised
Research related to the local potteries
Archiving of Brewery information donated to the Attic