Brick making was once the domain of small family businesses hand making hundreds of bricks a day and drying them outside in the open air. Then came the age of the machine!
The Brickworks at Bursledon provides a fascinating example of the creativity that was involved in moving brick production from hundreds to millions. We had our own Victorian inventor plus a very supportive founding family. With early roots in Chandlers Ford and Exebury the brick making progressed to the huge factory that was built on the River Hamble capable of making 20 million bricks a year by the 1930s.