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Old 29-09-2009, 07:52   #1
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accy nori

is it true that the famous accy nori brick is a mistake and that the print was backwards and should say iron??
what else is accy famous for???? im from halifax and i want to show off to my old hlifax friends good stuff re accy. suggestions pls??
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Old 29-09-2009, 08:53   #2
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The NORI thing was confirmed (to me) by one of the other cub scout leaders during a walk around Great Harwood. I got the impression from his talk that it was just the wrong way round after being mounted on a chimney...?

There's another theory in this thread (Nori Brick) regarding the mould for the bricks.
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Old 29-09-2009, 09:31   #3
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A bit more about Accrington history, if you notice on some of the Accrington signs you will see acorns, that is because Accrington was known as Acorn Town, but can't tell you anymore about that side of it's history
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Old 29-09-2009, 09:37   #4
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Lets not forget that Accrington is known world wide because Stanley, a friend of mine was on holiday in Kenya and was staying in a wild life park many miles away from any town. A young lad asked her whee she came from, and when she said Accrington, the lad said ah Accrington Stanley and that is a true story
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Old 29-09-2009, 15:10   #5
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The NORI thing was confirmed (to me) by one of the other cub scout leaders during a walk around Great Harwood. I got the impression from his talk that it was just the wrong way round after being mounted on a chimney...?

There's another theory in this thread (Nori Brick) regarding the mould for the bricks.
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I served my time at Lang Bridges as a Pattern Maker and worked for 12 years in that trade, when the original patterns were made the name was spelt NORI. The patterns then went to the moulding shop for castings to be made from cast iron. These were then used to press the bricks, the name finished up on the bricks as the original drawings specified. NORI. 9" x 4 1/2" x 3"
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Old 29-09-2009, 18:51   #6
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I have just built a garden wall for my daughter from some old bricks given to me by a neighbour..a tear came to my eyes when I saw that they were nori, reminded me of home
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Old 30-09-2009, 17:12   #7
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is it true that the famous accy nori brick is a mistake and that the print was backwards and should say iron??
what else is accy famous for???? im from halifax and i want to show off to my old hlifax friends good stuff re accy. suggestions pls??
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Old 30-09-2009, 19:29   #8
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yes. you will get many replie's to this was iron bricklayer's got it wrong ?? to late when chimney finished end of problem nori just grew ...
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Old 30-09-2009, 21:15   #9
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Funnily enough, about 6 weeks ago I was down on the Thames foreshore in front of the Tower, as part of the London archaeological weekend - the only weekend when public access is allowed. There was the usual collection of flotsam, rubber ducks, used condoms, bits of old pottery, animal bones, clay pipe and old bricks. The latter encompassed everything from medieval to Victorian, all well eroded by river action. One brick, stood well out - it was deep blood red, with hard, shiny sides. A strange feeling came over me as I approached and then turned it over.

Yep, you've guessed.....it was an Accy Nori. Some kid in front of me must of seen the excitement on my face, 'cause they came running up, shouting "..What've you found, Mister?"

"Nowt", I replied....."but here's a bit of clay pipe for you."

I replaced the brick in it's prior position, and walked away. About 5ft distance, I found a strange metal object, which I stuck in my pocket and which I intend to bring back to Accy tomorrow..should anyone wish to see it.

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