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Bricks of the World
The Round the World Brick Trip
I've tripped over all of these at some time, some where....
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The bricks I've tripped over in other countries of the World...

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European Bricks and Tiles

France and Belgium

Roofing tiles mainly from Pontypridd Lido restoration and one found in New Zealand

Portugal

Some bricks found in Gibralter with a roller-type imprint from the 'Faceal', Fabrica de Ceramica do Algarve brickworks in Paderne, Portugal.

Gibraltar

Other than the Portuguese bricks above, these British bricks also turned up on Gibraltar





Northern India

I went there visiting the Hill Railways of India, I wan't expecting to come across dozens and dozens of small brickworks, generally making bricks by hand - the imprints appear to be codes rather than names of brickworks in most cases. All but one of these are from Northern India, between Amritsar and Darjeeling. In Southern India I was only able to get a photo of one example though there we passed many more. Unusually they all seemed to have their imprint on the end of the brick. To see the brickworks themselves, go to :-





New Zealand

New Zealand had a thriving brick industry and there are a great many to find but information on them is not easy to come by.

Tawhiti Museum, Hawera, South Taranaki

Amongst its tableaux, this amazing museum has a small brick kiln incorporating a lot of New Zealand bricks. It was difficult to photograph which accounts for the fuzziness of some photos where they have been trimmed from some overall scenes.

Japan (or Australia)

Japan doesn't seem to have had a brick industry. There's very few about and all I saw were unmarked. However I did find one Australian brick at a station near Yatsushima, Kyushu.





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