A part of the Duke of York still stands

Loughborough Echo - - LETTERS -

THE Duke of York still stands.

I had plan­ning per­mis­sion to ex­tend my kitchen and bath­room in Cedar Road, Lough­bor­ough, when I passed the Duke of York which was be­ing de­mol­ished.

I asked the site fore­man to sell me 700 bricks but he de­clined as they were be­ing batched up on pallets of 1,000.

So I paid the bar­gain sum of £70, for 1,000 Tucker’s bricks and he fol­lowed me home in a dumper truck car­ry­ing my pur­chase.

They now stand firmly as part of that house only 300 yards from where they were cre­ated, Tucker’s pit and brick fac­tory.

Jim Gray.

The Duke of York pub, Not­ting­ham Road, Lough­bor­ough, which was de­mol­ished to make way for flats

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