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Exhibition – Brickmaking in Emsworth and the Local Area

April 1, 2023 @ 10:30 AM May 21, 2023 @ 4:30 PM

Brick Making

Brickmaking in Emsworth
Before the widespread use of the internal combustion engine brick making was a localised activity. Seams of clay suitable for making bricks run through Emsworth, Rowlands Castle and Hayling Island and they have been exploited since the Roman period. Often brick making was seasonal and incorporated into the annual farming cycle. This exhibition explains the traditional brick making process using photographs from the Pycroft brick making business on Hayling Island. The source of the bricks used to construct the Museum building is identified.
April 1st, 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th
May 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st

Emsworth Museum

10b North Street
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7DD United Kingdom
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