A battered enclosed bridge arched awkwardly over the road and we took a
brief look. It would’ve made a novel entrance but the end was firmly
blocked with a wire fence so we’d have to find another way in.
It was the remains of one of the main conveyor belts which took clay powder
from the various clay pits around the brickworks and ferried it towards the
pressing sheds. Clay was extracted by mechanical navvies, crushed by the side
of the pit, and then transported to processing plant by these long spindly conveyors.
Stewartby Brickworks was surrounded by pits with the odd names of "L Field", "Coronation"
(the alien planet for Blakes 7), "Quest" and "Rookery."