The manufacture of Bridgwater tiles goes back three centuries.
The number of men and boys typically found working in early gangs or ‘stools’.
In 1886, tile workers went on strike for eight weeks before the dispute eventually collapsed.
The number of workers’ children in six beds at the Bridgwater Poor Law Union Workhouse in the mid-1800s.
In the 150 years from 1791, the region hosted at least 264 different brick and tile-makers.
The number of workers directly employed in the Bridgwater brick and tile business in 1840.