Prestonholm Mill, Midlothian

A few years ago when I first starting getting interested in bricks, I was actually thinking about collecting bricks, physically taking them home and starting a brick collection. One of my first field trips was to the site of Prestonholm flax and jute mill, now long demolished following a fire. Today the site is a landfill, now disused, but accessible to walkers and cyclists.

I wasn’t expecting to find anything new other than the usual suspects common to the local area but I you never know what might turn up. And, being Autumn and with leaves already carpeting the ground, brick spotting was far from ideal but I did find some of the stashes of bricks I’d left on my original visit. On the plus side I did add one to the list, a ETNA 60, so well worth the visit.

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