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Bunyan to Brickworks

 

The Journey from Bunyan to the Brickworks

6 April 2019 – 29 September 2019

Connections Gallery – Free Entry

 

Many people found inspiration in the life story and writings of John Bunyan. His story is mirrored in the stories of the people that travelled to Bedford in the wake of the Second World War to work at the Brickworks. 

 

Explore the journey of pride, inspiration and hope made by Bunyan who was imprisoned for his beliefs, alongside the difficult journeys to Bedford made by those who came to work at the Brickworks after the Second World War.

 

 

Image: Fuelling the brick firing kilns, London Brick Company, Stewartby, 1952 © The Mutual Security Agency

 

The exhibition is a collaborative Heritage Lottery funded project between John Bunyan Museum & Library and The Bedford Chronicles, SHARE Museums East, Invisible Folk Club Greensand Country Festival. Previously exhibited at John Bunyan Museum in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

Events, Talks & Tours:

Brickmaking in Bedfordshire

Thursday 18th July, 2:30pm

£5.90, (£4.70 Concessions) - Booking essential

Learn about the development of brickmaking in Bedfordshire with a talk from Alan Cox, author of 'Brickmaking: A History and Gazeteer (Survey of Bedfordshire)'.

 

It’s A Hole, A Big Big Hole - The Extraction Industry and the Bedfordshire Landscape by Brian Kerr

Wednesday 18th September, 2pm

£5.90, (£4.70 Concessions) - Booking essential

Join Brian Kerr and discover more about how the extraction industries have influenced Bedfordshire’s development.

 

To book your place please email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk.