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Report - London Brickworks Company, Stewartby. Bedfordshire. October 2013 - REVISIT

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Southside UE, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Southside UE

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    A look around whats left of the brickworks, visited on a solo...
    pretty much everything been stripped out now,
    and the conveyors have all been removed since my visit earlier in the year.

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    History
    Once the largest brickworks in the world, brick making at Stewartby dates back to 1897 when the first bricks were made here.
    During the 1920's several brick companies all formed a merger in an action to stabilise prices within the market and by 1936 the company was renamed the London Brick Company ltd.
    During WW2 the London Brick Co enlisted the help of thousands of women at Stewartby in a bid to maintain the full production of bricks which were crucial to the construction of military and RAF buildings all over the country.
    At its peak 2, 000 men and women worked in the bustle and dirt of the plant, however time has gradually eaten away at the buildings and after over a century of brick making, only 4 of the original 23 chimneys remain.
    The remaining 4 have been listed by English Heritage along with two kilns.



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    looking up.
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    Anyone else have an amstrad back in the day?
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    looking back at older reports its clearly nothing like it used to be,
    All in all it was a fair mooch though.. Thanks for looking...
     
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