Over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to capture moving images of the life and soul of brickmaking at our brickworks, from 1962 to the present day. It’s a fascinating history of our evolution and one which we are extremely proud.

Video footage includes the brickworks as it was in 1962, knapped flint production to briockmaking and woodfiring, in the present day. Sit back and enjoy!

This video has no sound! Video footage taken in 1962, these images are a beautiful insight into how the brickworks looked and functioned in the 1960s. From clay extraction and pugging to machine making the bricks and clearing the kiln after firing, this is a must must watch for any brick enthusiast.

An historical look at how we make bricks at HG Matthews. Meet Stuart as he digs the clay which then proceeds through the brickmaking process.

For the past, the present and the future …our woodfired brick story continues apace. Video by Steve Clarke  

A brick is just a brick…or is it? Video by Steve Clarke

Will Stanwix introduces Strocks, HG Matthews’ clay and straw eco building blocks and explains their use and benefits.