I enjoy walking with my friend T
She always knows some local history or has a strange story to tell 🙂
Wednesday was no exception.
As we walked through Eastmoor we came across some houses that had hundreds and hundreds of small stones packed into the mortise between each brick.
Now unfortunately I cannot tell you why 🙂
As it might spoil it for when T leads the Newmarket Ramblers on this walk later in the year
But it might be fun for you to try and guess the reason why all these small stones are there 🙂
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No idea but I’ll be interested to find out!
Hahahaha!……I thought initially that your knitting was a willy warmer for Geoff though I opted for the alternative of socks, but I think its made a profound psychological impact on me as I notice I wrote “knitting cocks”…..well, there’s not a lot I can say apart from the fact I meant knitting SOCKS. I think I must have a one track mind, lolol
Something to do with heat expansion so smaller stones can pop out and not damage bricks and mortar? I thought some stones were put in at the end of drainage channels?
So, two suggestions (still waiting for my first prize about correctly guessing that you were knitting cocks!)
The title of the post leads me to think it might be something to do with witches? Other than that, no idea! lol
I have absolutely no idea Sally but it looks good
Just wondering if you do mean mortise, as I thought a mortise was a jointing term in woodwork.
Ok Anne I mean mortar but I think most people knew that
You are such a tease – I have no idea! 🙂