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Kaga simpson
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196 of 203  Wed 29th Jul 2020 8:29am  
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Why wouldn't it have been part of Owen Owen’s basement in 1937? In fact why not the basement in Neil’s photo in post #178?
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scrutiny
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197 of 203  Wed 29th Jul 2020 10:20am  
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Not all bricks had a frog in them, some had holes and others were still solid. When I built my first house in the early seventies all the bricks were solid, hell of a job to cut to length. Thumbs up
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Slim
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198 of 203  Wed 29th Jul 2020 11:06am  
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That's right. I seem to remember the cheaper commons (light pink colour) having frogs, whereas the darker engineering bricks generally had 3 off 1" dia holes. I think the blues were solid. I'm going back to when I was a little boy and the builders were building a new garage because the old wooden one was rotten and falling down.
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Kaga simpson
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199 of 203  Thu 30th Jul 2020 9:01am  
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The brickwork looks as if it might be the part of the outside wall of the 1937 Owen Owens in Trinity Street, running south to north.
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Gumnut
Moruya NSW Australia
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200 of 203  Thu 30th Jul 2020 9:08am  
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On 29th Jul 2020 11:06am, Slim said: That's right. I seem to remember the cheaper commons (light pink colour) having frogs, whereas the darker engineering bricks generally had 3 off 1" dia holes. I think the blues were solid. I'm going back to when I was a little boy and the builders were building a new garage because the old wooden one was rotten and falling down.
The solid (hard and heavy) blue bricks are a damp course brick, from my memory they were completely solid. Coventry bricks (general use) had frogs, ive cleaned up thousands of them for my bricklayer father. They are far better than the new wire cut bricks, drop them and they break!
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Midland Red
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201 of 203  Thu 30th Jul 2020 9:11am  
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On 30th Jul 2020 9:01am, Kaga simpson said: The brickwork looks as if it might be the part of the outside wall of the 1937 Owen Owens in Trinity Street, running south to north.
This shows the footprint of the store
On 17th Dec 2013 5:20pm, deanocity3 said: Owen Owen basement 1946
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PeterB
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202 of 203  Sat 1st Aug 2020 7:21pm  
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Thank you for all your comments. I went back to have a closer look at the bricks, but the hole has now been filled in. I am personally convinced that it was part of Owen Owen as the location is right and I don't think anything previous to Owen Owen would have been that substantial (the wall is ~18" thick). Peter.
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Kaga simpson
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203 of 203  Sun 2nd Aug 2020 10:16am  
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Peter B Yes, Peter, what other building could it have been? Had they have moved just a few inches south they would have found a time tin, this tin had many coins of 1950 era placed and buried in the foundations of the modern Owen Owen’s.
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