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"The history of Stewartby Brickworks began in 1897 when B.J.Forder and Son opened two Fletton brickworks near the Bedfordshire hamlets of Wootton Pillinge and Elstow. Forder was ambitious, wanting to exploit the Oxford Clay belt, and needed partners to expand. One partner was Halley Stewart, a liberal candidate for Parliament, preacher, Politian and businessman. Whilst all these characteristics in one man seem contradictory, he used his political clout and business sense to strive and provide for the underprivileged, the workers and the poor. His appointment would have far reaching consequences for both the brickworks and the hamlet of Wootton Pillinge."

Looking northeast along the interior of the western shed. © Simon Cornwell 2009