The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

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MiggyBill
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buffaloskinner wrote:That's a lovely tale Billy, but how did you get the brick past customs?

My mother-in-law is from Zetten which is about 4km from Waginengen and is just outside of Arnhem and not far from Nijgemen. I have attached a photo from its relief in 1944 after the Operation Market Garden.

Some Key Facts
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains over 1,179,000 war graves at 23,203 burial sites in 148 countries around the world. It also commemorates a further 760,193 Commonwealth war dead on memorials to the missing.
Commonwealth governments share the cost of maintenance in proportion to the number of graves of their war dead:
UK – 79%; Canada – 10%; Australia – 6%; New Zealand – 2%; South Africa – 2%; India – 1%.

Allied troops
• 1485 Allied troops were killed or died from their wounds
• 3910 were evacuated
• 6525 Allied troops became prisoners of war
• 5354 Second Army casualties including 1480 for XXX Corps
• 377 Allied aircraft and gliders were lost together with 862 crew
German troops
• 3300 casualties (admitted by FM Model) although other estimates put the figure as high as 8000
Cheers Buffalo, nice bit of info there - went on ferry from Hull so brick was in boot of car. Visited Oosterbeek war cemetery while we were there - a very sobering experience. Bless all the boys of all sides who didn't get to go home.

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That is a very moving account MiggyBill. It also reminds me of the line "If I should die, think only this of me; that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England" in Rupert Brooke's 'The Soldier'.
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uncle mick wrote:
Bruno wrote:Hi Leo
I'm just guessing but I think the 'cold' is most likely to be 'Co Ld' short for Company Limited. So just as an example I would guess the full wording would be something along the lines of 'Leeds Brick Co Ld'.
Leeds Brickmaking Co ?? http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england14.html
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Thank you to Miggy Bill for sharing his story.

Thanks to Mick for his genius!!

Leeds Brickmaking Company were on Armley Road.

There's also a cricket brick - "M C C" but it's actually "Middleton Colliery Company"

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Adwalton is village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England.

It is 6 miles south west of Leeds and is now generally regarded as part of the larger village of Drighlington.

It is in the BD11 postcode area.
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hi lads
any info for this company please
city brick co
the brick is a very heavy red brick
with thanks
sm1

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Leodian
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This 'Allied' brick caught my eye during a walk on May 11 2016. It was well embedded in the ground near the start of a track in the Wothersome area (LS23) that goes by Stubbing Moor and eventually leads to Milner Lane near Hetchell Wood. There were a number of other well embedded roughly spread bricks close together, with most seemingly to have no name on them but a couple at least had 'Armitage' on them (a name I've often seen on bricks). I wonder if 'Allied' was a Leeds or local brick maker?
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Chappers wrote:This could be it.
http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england3.html
Thanks for that Chappers :). The brick is likely therefore to be from Allied Brick & Tile of Beeston, Leeds that was "lost to the trade by the mid fifties".
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How early were bricks used in east Leeds to build in a) houses and b) large buildings.
the facts would be useful because I am trying to date some old buildings.

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snowman1 wrote:hi lads
any info for this company please
city brick co
the brick is a very heavy red brick
with thanks
sm1
The City Brick Co. were on Harehills Lane between Clifton Rd. & Nowell Lane.

It's a small industrial estate now but the printers building may have been an original part of the brickworks.

City also had a branch in Beeston, check the OS maps for location, Barkly Road area

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