Introduction

The Burton Upon Stather Heritage Group (BSHG) was formed in following the desire of a few like-minded individuals to restore a local WWII Tank Slipway to its former glory. As plans for the slipway began to take shape it became increasingly clear that in order to function properly and deal with the day to day logistics of such a project we would need to become an organised group.

The Ferry House Inn
The Ferry House Inn, Burton Stather

The first official meeting took place at the Ferry House Inn Public House on Monday 28th May 2009 and the BSHG was born. Over 30 locals attended the first meeting and many still remain a part of the group today. During that first meeting it was decided that although the Tank Slipway should be our immediate priority, as a volunteer group we would help with any local project that enhances the history and heritage of our area.

The BSHG meets once a month at the Ferry House (usually the first Monday of the month) to discuss projects and plans. Usually meetings are kept friendly and informal and anyone is welcome to join us for our meeting, a pint and a chat. Fund raising is also an important part of our work and monies raised then are used to help finance our projects.

Since that first meeting BSHG gone from strength to strength and in December 2009 we became tenants of 11 acres of land on Burton Hills, immediately above the Tank Slipway, lease from Sir Reginald Sheffield. The land will eventually be sympathetically developed with nature trails that meander their way to the slipway.

2017 will see BSHG enter into its 8th year and we would like you to join us as we move forward with our projects. Anyone can join in. All that we ask is that you are prepared to get your hands mucky and that you have a sense of community (and humour!). Should you wish to become a part of the Burton Upon Stather Heritage Group please use our contact page to contact us, or come to our next meeting.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.