|Display of Local Bricks
|Three racks holding recovered building bricks originally
produced within an area of approximately 30 miles (50 km) from central
Birmingham are displayed in the cart shed. Each rack can display
36 bricks, a total of 108 bricks.
Wall mounted display boards list the bricks on each rack and, where possible, includes some additional information on each of the bricks, diagrams on brick making and copies of old photographs of works and the workers.
The bricks displayed are examples from the very many brickworks that
once existed throughout the country. Many were small and may not have
worked for very long, also they may not have imprinted their names onto
the bricks. Brickworks using machines extruding a long strip of clay
that was then wire-cut to create separate bricks produced bricks without
an imprinted name.
Bricks from the Aldridge
and Walsall areas
display unit contains bricks from the central Birmingham, Saltley and
Washwood Heath areas.
A backboard with a map shows the location of the brickworks of the displayed bricks and other information.
There is also a Mystery Box containing two bricks to view on Open Days.
Cleaning bricks - do you keep you bricks as you found them or do you clean them?