:"See also Potton Island."infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 52.1271
longitude= -0.2152
official_name= Potton
population = 4,473 (2001 census)
shire_district= Mid Bedfordshire
shire_county = Bedfordshire
region= East of England
constituency_westminster= North East Bedfordshire
post_town= Sandy
postcode_district = SG19
postcode_area= SG
dial_code= 01767
os_grid_reference= TL2249

Potton is a town in Bedfordshire, England. Although it was largely destroyed by fire in 1783, some historic buildings survived, including the thirteenth century parish church, St Mary's. Historically, the town was home to a renowned horse fair.

actor Joel Beckett, most notable for his role as Jake Moon in EastEnders, was born at Potton in 1973.

The Potton Brewery Company

Potton had its own brewery up until 1922 when it was bought by the Bedford brewery of Newland & Nash. This company subsequently closed the brewery in Potton and sold the site to the Co-operative Society. The original buildings have remained intact to the present day.

In 1998 brewing returned to Potton when the current Potton Brewery Company was started by Bob Hearson and Clive Towner. The plan was to start up in the original brewery buildings, but modern planning regulations made this impossible. A unit on a small industrial estate opposite the old Potton Railway Station was taken instead.

Twinned Towns

Langenlonsheim, (Germany); established for over 10 years.

External links

* [ 2001 Census - Parish Profile for Potton]
* [http://www.freenetpages.co.uk/hp/pottontowncouncil/ Potton Town Council]
* [http://www.pottonplayhouse.co.uk/ Potton Playhouse]
* [http://www.pottonvineyard.org.uk/ Potton Vineyard Church]
* [http://www.pottonparishchurch.org.uk/ St Mary's - Potton Parish Church]
* [http://www.potton-brewery.co.uk/ Potton Brewery]

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