Brick Forensics


It pays to be curious about EVERYTHING. A couple of weekends ago a family trip took us to Blists Hill, the Victorian Museum in Iron Bridge. Essentially after being primed in a Visitor Centre you are unleashed into a fragment of a Victorian Town. You can go to a Victorian Bank to change your money into old school pounds, shilling and pence which is valid currency in the pub and various shops. You can call in to see artisans carving, making candles, plaster figures all in original, or very nearly original buildings. For me however the highlight was listening to The Brick Man. It didn’t seem very promising – “do you want to see my collection of bricks?”
“Go on then”.
It turned out to be riveting. Dimensions of the brick allow you to tell who made it. the imprints on the brick allow you to tell if it was turned left of right handed, allow you to speculate as to whether the man had been an archer, what season the brick was made in, what building it had been part of before it was re-used.
I love specialists!

People I don’t love? Students who are so lazy they can’t be bothered to replace “they” and “their” with “you” and “your” when passing their teacher’s research questions directly onto the theatre company.

“what artistic genre are they e.g Dance, Theatre, Music, do they collaborate across art forms?”

Is this a question to us or someone else? It doesn’t take a great deal of digging around our website to work out if we are Dance, Theatre or Music company. Enough.

One thought on “Brick Forensics

  1. I too would have enjoyed listening to the brick expert! Fascinating! And am also with you regarding lazy students in search of details. Today I received a request from a student who was researching me and said she was struggling to write a paragraph ! Great and I will meet her next week, can’t wait!

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