Bricks

In the blue collar beginning days of Canterbury, there were a number of brickworks that called the garden city and surroundings home.  Among these moulders of clay and earth were individuals with immortal Canterbury names, such as Deans and Wigram. These pioneers individually pressed and stamped their bricks, meaning each brick would carry its creator’s distinctive style and signature. Have a look around the courtyard fireplace at some of these genuine pieces of Canterbury history. These particular bricks, around 17,000 in all, come from the paved areas of the old Addington Saleyards, adjacent to South Hagley Park. As they were pulled up from the ground, they are free of the lime cement staining that usually marks recycled bricks. As a result, they look like they’ve been living down by the Liffey since the days of James Edward FitzGerald, himself! 

Bricks
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 11:15

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