Queen Street Community Centre has been serving communities in Burton on Trent for decades. Here we look back at some of its history.
This 1950s photo is courtesy of the “On Memory Corner Burton upon Trent” page. At the top of the photo (circled) you can see Queen Street and the corner with Ash Street.
There are 2 pre-fab school classrooms on the school playing field and a chapel standing where the Community Centre is now.
The expanded view of the photo above shows the U shaped building which is now Anglesey School. At that time (and up to the 1980s) it was a secondary school, until Paget was built in Branston.
Queen Street Community Centre was built in 1990 by East Staffordshire Borough Council as a village hall style facility. These old photos show the space where the office now stands and the area next to the office which is now landscaped.
The centre was run by a charity which was successful in grant bids to improve and extend the centre in 2003.
This further work was done from 2004 – 2005, completing in June 2005. The “submarine” rain water tank was installed at the back of the building behind the boiler house. It captures the rainwater from the roof which is then used to flush the toilets, saving hundreds of pounds a year.
The building work was completed and the centre reopened in 2005. The photographs below show the committee and members outside the centre in 2004.
Grants received were from: Burton Community Partnership from the Single Regeneration Budget (SRB6), the government SureStart Programme, the Staffordshire Environmental Fund from the Landfill Tax, and the European Regional development Fund (ERDF) through the Staffordshire County Council Action Plan.