IN NUM­BERS

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3

The man­u­fac­ture of Bridg­wa­ter tiles goes back three cen­turies.

6-8

The num­ber of men and boys typ­i­cally found work­ing in early gangs or ‘stools’.

8

In 1886, tile work­ers went on strike for eight weeks be­fore the dis­pute even­tu­ally col­lapsed.

19

The num­ber of work­ers’ chil­dren in six beds at the Bridg­wa­ter Poor Law Union Work­house in the mid-1800s.

264

In the 150 years from 1791, the re­gion hosted at least 264 dif­fer­ent brick and tile-mak­ers.

1,300

The num­ber of work­ers di­rectly em­ployed in the Bridg­wa­ter brick and tile busi­ness in 1840.

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