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This huge expansion of the brickworks was matched by a transformation of Wootton Pillinge. The Stewarts believed in sharing the prosperity generated by the brickworks and transformed the former hamlet into a model village for the 2000 workers now employed at the brickworks. The first fifty houses were built in 1926, with a memorial hall, general store and school following. As recognition to its benefactor, the name of Wootton Pillinge disappeared, and the village became known as Stewartby with the neighbouring brickworks now similarly rechristened."

Walking down the northern edge of the demolished kiln. © Simon Cornwell 2009