Brickworks Exhibition on Saturday at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre Image supplied by Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

Brickworks used to dominate the landscape along the Marston Vale Line

Take a step back into Bedfordshire’s past at a special one-day Brickworks Exhibition at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre on Saturday 4th May from 10:00 – 16:00.

Andrew Mortlock, London Brick Archivist, will be bringing an extensive collection of archives, photographs and ephemera connected with the brickworks that used to dominate the landscape along the Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Ridgmont. 

Andrew will also be bringing his collection of company magazines, the Phorpres News, containing records and photographs of London Brick Company workers.

Those who came last year were fascinated by Andrew’s exhibition, and in fact a lot of new information came to light from visitors who had connections with the brick making industry, either personally or through family.

The exhibition runs from 10am – 4pm and has free entry. The tea room, gift shop and restored booking office will be open as usual.

Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership Officer, said:

“I am delighted we are able to host a Bedfordshire Brickworks Exhibition at Ridgmont Station Heritage Centre again, and for the second year and as part of the Greensand Country Festival.

“The brickworks are such an important part of the history of Bedfordshire and were the catalyst for the construction of the Marston Vale Line 170 years ago. Please come along to find our more!”

For further information please contact Stephen Sleight, Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership on 01234 832645 or via e-mail