Stewartby Brickworks..Bedfordshire 2019

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Mikeymutt

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This is a place what's been well visited over the years. Even more in the last twelve months it's seems. A place I had been meaning to go too for a long time but never did. I was glad too finally get it done as it's one of them nice industrial sites that has been around for a long time now. A really easy place to do this was and we went twice as my other mate could not make it the first time. On the second visit I just used the 35mm lens to shoot. So will post the wide shots first then the 35mm shots in the reply.
Stewartby Brickworks was the largest brickworks in the world and employed 2000 people at its height and produced more than 500 million bricks a year. The brickworks first started producing bricks in 1897. The company built a model village in the hamlet of Wootton Pillinge in 1926 and was named stewartby after the sir Halley Stewart who founded the London brick company. The houses were actually quite modern and had electric and drainage and a water system. They even opened a church, shop and social club. Even a couple of schools were built later on as well. Sadly these things don't happen so much nowadays, many companies use to do this. Sadly the company closed in 2008 and large sections were demolished quickly. Several large bits exist still, but for how much longer I don't know. This may be hastened with lots of damage and a few fires lately. I really enjoyed this place. I really liked all the large kilns, and the remaining chimneys on the site. The colours here was lovely too.

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FunkyMuffin

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This place is practically in my back garden and it never disappoints as many times as I’ve been there. superb shots sir, makes me want to go back again.
 

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