Video shows moment iconic chimneys at Stewartby Brickworks were demolished

It's the end of an era

Here's the moment the iconic chimneys were brought down yesterday (Sunday, September 26).

John Guinn filmed the towers as each chimney was demolished in succession.

Once a bustling industrial site, producing 500 million bricks a year at its peak and employing 2,000 people, Stewartby Brickworks closed in 2008 after it was unable to achieve emission standards.

One of the iconic chimneys at Stewartby Brickworks before the demolition (Picture by Tony Margiocchi)

Now, owner Hanson UK plans to build 1,000 houses and a business park.