My Father made his own house bricks 1932
In 1932 my Father (Harold Rogers) started casting his own house bricks. He was an engineer by trade and had been involved in the Rogers Foundry in Henley on Thames. My Mother walked from Benson where they lived to Dorchester on Thames to their plot of land on Oxford road. During the day she dug sand from a sand pit in the garden and then my Father on returning from work cast eight concrete blocks per day. It was these handmade concrete blocks that built the house he lived in until his death in 1989 at the ripe old age of 94. It was my Father’s ingenuity that ultimately inspired me (his middle son) to cast my first concrete paving slab some twenty five years later.