Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 7HB
Come along and see the last remaining steam driven brickworks in the country. This important piece of our industrial heritage is a unique survivor. Not only is the old machinery still in place and operational but so are the old drying sheds and the kiln. On the Heritage Open Day we show how brick making changed from the early days of hand making right through to the early industrialisation shown at Bursledon. We run the steam driven machinery, demonstrate how bricks were made by hand - and you can have a go. This year we will be showing off the new building works we are having done as part of the Lottery grant we received and asking you to help us with the new interpretation ideas. The café will be open as well! We always try to have activities geared to children. Making a brick is very popular - some of our now adult visitors have fond memories of making bricks as children. There will be more clay based craft activities as well. We have a play ground for children to use if the weather is good but there is lots of space inside if it isn't
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
The first floor will not be open for this event owing to building works.
Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust
Date last modified: 29th May 2013 at 12:52