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Tony Higgott

Brickmaking in the Newbury District

19 January 2022

2:00pm at West Berkshire Museum

Non-members £3

POSTPONED owing to surge of Covid-19 infections. Today we might order bricks for an extension or a garden wall and they arrive from some distant brickworks, the same bricks as might be ordered by someone from the other end of the country. Before it was so easy to transport heavy materials things like bricks were sourced locally. Wherever there was suitable clay there were brickworks supplying nearby building sites - and there were many in the Newbury area producing bricks that were typical to the area. This talk will look at where they were and the products they produced - still clear to see in local buildings.


Tony Higgott needs no introduction to members of NDFC having served as Club Secretary for more years then he cares to remember. He is also well known as a long-serving Curator of West Berkshire Museum and for his books on local history [i]The Story of Newbury[/i], [i]Newbury in the 1950s[/i] and [i]The Changing Face of Newbury[/i].
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