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Memories of the brick makers who re-built Britain after the war

A history project has been started to record the memories of brick makers who came from Italy to work in Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

After the Second World War thousands of Italian men came to Britain to take up jobs in the brickworks around Bedford. They came to work in brickworks like the one at Stewartby which closed in 2008

Many stayed and made new lives for themselves in the area.

The John Bunyan Museum in Bedford has launched a project to record the memories of those workers who came from Italy and other nations - and made the bricks used to re-build Britain after the war.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes