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Project 365 - 72

13 Mar 2014 9:57PM   Views : 312 Unique : 261

The Highly interesting subject of...


Yep Bricks, during the course of a working week i see plenty of them, but it's the older ones i find particualrly interesting. Those made by brick works that no longer exist.

I came across some today.


These came from a house chimney we've taken down, which is being rebuilt in stone.

From what i can find out, these were made at a birckworks, somewhere in the North East, belonging to the Pease family. It was just one part of the Pease family empire, that had many fingers in many pies, across the North-East.

The Pease family was a prominent English and mostly Quaker family associated with Darlington and County Durham and descended from Joseph Pease of Darlington, elder son of Edward Pease (17111785). They were 'one of the great Quaker industrialist families of the nineteenth century, who played a leading role in philanthropic and humanitarian interests'. The family earlier came from Fishlake, Yorkshire. They were heavily involved during the 19th century in woollen manufacturing, railways, coal mines, and politics. Notable events in their history include the establishment of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in the 1820s and the failure of the family bank in 1902. The latter forced several of them close to bankruptcy. Nine members of the family were Members of Parliament, including the first Quaker Member of Parliament.


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