and Highbridge's brickworks history to be revisited
unique illustrated history talk focused on the brick and tile manufacturers
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge will take place this Wednesday
Sedgemoor Local History Group is holding the special event in King
Alfred School's Lecture Theatre.
John Strickland from the group told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Many
of the lakes around this area were formed when alluvial clay, deposited
during the Roman occupation, was taken for brick and tile manufacture."
were at least seven companies in Burnham and Highbridge and at one
time three per cent of the local population were employed in this
adds: "Did you or any member of your family work at APEX, Colthurst
& Symons, Estlin's, Cox's, Britannia, or Pitt's Brick &
Tile Works? Do you remember the lane that was the main entrance
to the Colthurst & Symons Works by Midway House or when the
railway line ran between the original lakes that were there in those
find out more, or reminisce, visitors are invited to the next meeting
of the North Sedgemoor Local History Group on Wednesday 14th February
where over 90 slides will be shown including 'Now & Then' images
of where these companies were, some of the names and photos of the
people who worked there together with a range of the products made.
talk will start at 7pm in King Alfred School Lecture Theatre. Visitors
are welcome for just £2. To become a member and attend North
Sedgemoor Local History Group's future talks in the current programme
you can do so for £5.