Andy Maule shares his newly finished recycled brick garden creation in lockdown.
I thought you might be interested in the completion (in lockdown) of this long term project. Following my obsession for creative-making the project has involved recycling bricks (from a past building project) and, more notably, moulded bricks rescued from the demolition of Mattishall First School in 2010/11.
The Victorian school used bricks made at Costessey brick works by Gunton Bros. Gunton Bros supplied most of the decorated/moulded/modelled bricks in the Norwich area, including the highly decorated facade of Jarrolds in Norwich (ColonelUnthanksNorwich.com).
What do you do with several tons of more-or-less intact bricks? Make a garden folly, of course. The folly is a three-leaf zigzag that starts nowhere particular and ends nowhere particular, and serves no real purpose, except to act as a homage to Mattishall First School. The head/face is not from the school but adds to the interest. The aim now is to let nature take hold and see what happens.