<googlemap lat="51.547776" lon="-2.594919"> 51.545855, -2.595327, Cattybrook Brickworks </googlemap>
Cattybrook Brick Works came about when the Bristol & South Wales Union Railway was building its line to New Passage Pier. The engineer of the line, Charles Richardson, was impressed by the quality of the clay being dug out of Patchway Tunnel and decided to lease a few acres of land at Cattybrook in 1865. The brickworks went on to supply 74,400,000 bricks for the Severn Tunnel. They were also used for building Portishead Power Station, Fry's factory at Keynsham and the offices of the Imperial Tobacco Co. in Bristol.
...and has a banker on the rear. © Gerald Peacock
5954 storms under Over Lane and heads for Wales. © Gerald Peacock