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26th January 2010
There is a great deal to learn about bricks – and Ripon Civic Society is offering everyone the chance to discover how bricks are made and used at its next meeting, on Thursday 4 February.

David Armitage from the York Handmade Brick Company, based in Alne, will be talking about the origins and production of bricks, about their history and their use today. He will look at some of the prestigious products for which his company has supplied its high-quality bricks – including the recent refurbishment of Ripon’s Workhouse Museum.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘Most of us take bricks for granted, but they have a very long and fascinating history, and are still the natural building material in many parts of the world. David Armitage has many years’ experience in the industry, and we know that his talk will be full of fascinating insights.’

Everyone is welcome to the talk, which takes place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 4 February at Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Grove, Ripon. There is a charge of £2.00 for anyone who is not a Civic Society member.

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