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Caption: Carried 40,000,000 bricks. Edward Ashbee, an employee of the High Broom Brick Company, near Tunbridge Wells. Excursion to Southborough and Tonbridge, May 28th 1910.
Description: Edward Ashbee holds the record of having carried considerably over 40,000,000 bricks on a wheelbarrow in the past thirty years. The weight of the bricks is estimated at nearly 130,000 tons, and in the course of his work he has walked nearly 55,000 miles, or nearly twice the distance round the world. Ashbee is a man of fine physique, and looks much younger than his fifty years. [Newspaper cutting.].
Copyright statement: NERC
Additional information: From the Geologists' Association Carreck Archive. The Reader Geological Photographs 1910, 1911 and 1912.
Orientation: Landscape
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Categories: Special collections/ Geologists' Association 'Carreck Archive'/ T W Reader geological photographs 1910, 1911 and 1912  


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