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Where, But These Are Hammil Bricks

A Memory of Eastry.

There are plenty of brick walls along most country lanes and so I am having trouble placing this. It might be near to Selson Farm which is actually not too far from Hammill brickworks. The clay under the chalk was just right for a thriving brick-baking industry. Near to Selson Farm are some buildings with some windows blocked up with bricks. A few hundred years ago when they brought in the window tax then the first thing to do was to block some up. What a money saving tip we can all take heed of! Meanwhile, trees can be the worst things to take care of or the easiest of beautiful things to appreciate when walking down a country lane with a bit of grass between the teeth. We might even adopt the philosophy of "It don't matter much don't it?"

With thanks to Michael Mitchell for this memory of Eastry

Added 05 February 2013

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