A Visit to Bursledon Brickworks

A last minute “out and about” to Bursledon Brickworks on Sunday 9th August was attended by eight members.
The day was a WW2 themed event with the addition of a visiting Royal Observer Corps exhibition. There was a good variety of things to look at. Vintage cars, military jeeps and trucks, people dressed in military uniform and 1940’s clothing, plus a fully operational steam traction engine.
In the main building is the brick making machinery which has been fully restored and is up and running together with old bricks, chimney pots etc, I assume made from local clay. There were various craft stalls, and lots of interesting old pieces of equipment to look at together with a 1940’s jive group providing excellent entertainment. There was a cafe providing very reasonably priced food and drink staffed by volunteers providing a welcome place for a bit of respite from the very hot day.
The day was a great opportunity for everyone to gather images for their portfolios and hopefully we will be seeing some of these later in the year.
In the meantime attached are some fantastic photo’s of the day and a big thank you to all who attended.

Liz Young                                                                                                                              Discussing manoeuvres          PDI     

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