THE BRITISH BRICK SOCIETY
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The Society, founded in 1972, promotes the study and recording of all aspects of the archaeology and history of bricks, brickmaking and brickwork. Members are drawn from many backgrounds - geologists, archaeologists, schoolteachers, artists, historians, brickmakers, bricklayers, architects, engineers, etc. Some have a professional interest in a particular aspect of the subject, for others membership is an extension of a general interest or hobby. All share a fascination for the history and development of the manufacture and use of bricks.
There are currently about 300 members in the United Kingdom with overseas members in, for example: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States of America.
The Society's newsletter, "INFORMATION", mailed to members three times each year, features articles and reports of interest to members with accounts of Society, and member activities. Back issues are available as downloadable PDF files here.
Regular visits are organized to buildings, towns, archaeological sites and brickworks. One such visit is organised in conjunction with the June Annual General Meeting. Meetings are held in various parts of the country to enable the widely spread membership to take part.
Membership is open to all at an annual subscription of £10. A special reduced rate applies to members of the Brick Section of the British Archaeological Association (see Membership Application Form for details). Overseas members are welcomed at the same subscription rate as UK members. However, subscriptions are payable in Sterling only and for reasons of economy, INFORMATION is sent printed paper rate by surface mail.