Bricks and Brick-making in the Newbury area

Brick-making was an established industry in the Newbury area for centuries. Tony HIggott will look at brick-making from the Tudor period, with an emphasis on the period from the early 19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Former Newbury District Museum curator Tony Higgott was born in Staffordshire and became acutely aware of the softer, warmer tone of bricks in southern counties when he moved to work at Portsmouth museum service in 1966. He moved to Newbury at the end of 1978 and subsequently has been involved in surveys of local buildings in Newbury, Thatcham and Cold Ash.

The Parish Room is on the north side of the Church buildings, accessed form Newtown Road. The Church has a small car park, or on-street parking in the meter bays on Newtown Road is currently free in the evenings. Admission is free for members or £2.50 for non-members to include tea or coffee and biscuits. Visitors are most welcome.


Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 7:30pm
Event location: 
Parish Room, St John's Church,
St John's Road,
RG14 7PY
United Kingdom