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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd April, 2017)

Brickcroft and Trinity Methodist

Brickcroft and Trinity Methodist

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 23rd April 2017 at 08:44

I wonder of they made bricks up there

Comment by: Neil Rigby on 23rd April 2017 at 10:41

I was born in Brickcroft, just to the right of where the bollards are in the photo.

Comment by: britboy on 23rd April 2017 at 13:11

Used to come out of St Johns C of E school at 4pm and walk (or run) up Church St to "the clock", bus stop was across the road from Church St at the side of the clock. There was a tall brick wall which surrounded the old parochial hall which I leaned on waiting for the bus to go down City Road.
It was always referred to as "the clock" and as a little boy in the 1950's it alway appeared to dominate the view of that end of Fleet St.
It's the first time I've ever heard the name of the church ever as the clock seemed to be the only part of the building worth looking at and came in handy for telling the time :-)

Comment by: tricia on 23rd April 2017 at 15:42

We both used to run britboy ! .... trying to get to the stop first, but mostly we called off at the sweet shop on the corner of Church Street .Hope you are well . :-)

Comment by: britboy on 23rd April 2017 at 23:40

I was going to say something about the sweet shop lol.
And ringing the gong for going home time at 4pm, can you remember the number of rings at going home time tricia?

Comment by: tricia on 24th April 2017 at 08:22

Hi britboy
I think it must have been 4 . I remember it being rung once every half hour. Sometimes we forgot to ring the darn thing at all !
Do you remember teasing me with something like a pink plastic halfpenny you were chewing. You said it was spearmint and I confused the lady in the shop for days trying to buy one. You thought this hilarious.

Comment by: britboy on 24th April 2017 at 12:16

tricia, you had to be able to count well if you wrang the bell at 4pm, it was 21 strikes!

The things you remember from long ago, hope you are keeping in good fettle.

Comment by: tricia on 24th April 2017 at 15:13

Can't remember how it got to 21 ! I never was much good at ringing the gong anyway .
Not been too well..... had a bit of a health scare but doing a bit better now thanks. Hope you are OK too.

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