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Watch as historic Toppings bricks relaid at Fishwick Nature Reserve

Posted on - 11th October, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, History, Preston News, St Matthews, Videos

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Historic bricks from Toppings Brickwork have been laid in the Fishwick Nature Reserve.

A picture slideshow records the work done by the Friends of Fishwick and St Matthews to reclaim the bricks.

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Part of the Big Local plan the planter is shown taking shape to the soundtrack of Guild Blue, a song written by volunteer Bob Fletcher

He said: “The Park Ranger at Fishwick Nature Reserve, Terry Blackburn, became aware of the song and thought it would be a perfect soundtrack for the story of the planter which was created using bricks from Toppings who operated in the area over 100 years ago.”

JJ Toppings Brickworks, London Road, circa 1887 Pic: Preston Digital Archive

JJ Toppings Brickworks, London Road, circa 1887 Pic: Preston Digital Archive

Toppings remains was discovered by council workmen in 2014 during work at the nature reserve.

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