Friday, 22 October 2021

Carving mystery

MY Hidden Henley item last week about lettering cut into the bricks at the offices of Simmons & Sons in Henley interested John Farr, from Gatehampton Manor, Goring.

He says: “Here at Gatehampton we have two similar carved bricks, ‘WP 1780’ and ‘SP 1780’. In each case the second initial is the same. Could it be a family of brick builders?

“Some time age you wrote about two bricks in Church Street, Henley, marked “WP” and “TV”. It will be interesting to see if there are many more similar bricks.”

Thanks, John, and I’d be happy to hear from other readers who can enlighten us further.

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