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Halstead: History of the red bricks revealed in new book
5:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
Ever wondered what Claridges has in common with Sible Hedingham?
The world famous, iconic five star Mayfair hotel was constructed of red brick facings supplied by Mark Gentry who owned two brickworks in Sible Hedingham - Langthorne Brick Works in Wethersfield Road and the Highfields Brick Works near Purls Hill.
The fascinating history of the brickworks in Sible Hedingham has been examined by historian Adrian Corder-Birch in his new book, entitled Bricks, Buildings and Transport - A history of Mark Gentry, the Hedingham red brick industry, buildings, road and rail transport.
*The book is priced at £14.95.
It is available from Halstead and District Local History Soceity Museum at The Mill House, The Causeway, Halstead, the bookshop at the Colne Valley Railway and directly from Mr Corder-Birch at Rustlings, Howe Drive, Halstead.
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