About things that began life in Redhill and have travelled elsewhere
|There are no doubt many things that started in Redhill and are now resident in some far place, either elsewhere in England or abroad. Many of these will have got to their destination by accident, some will have been taken there for a specific reason. All will have a story to tell. This page is about some of those objects and their stories. As with some of the other pages on this website, information is required from those to whom the stories belong. If you think yours is worth telling here then please email me. Alan Moore 15th March 2002|
We begin with the story of Tony Gibbs' Brick (it's not just any brick!)
"I was born in Redhill back in May of 1945 (3 days after VE Day). I am very proud to have Victor as a middle name. I'm sure you may know that many children in England were given the middle name of Victor or Victoria if they were born during Victory Week.
Tony is a writer who works from home, and he has this wonderful little bit of his past sitting proudly on his desk in his office. The brick has the words ' R.TROWER REDHILL' on it, and was made at the brickworks of Richard Trower at the Siding Brickworks, Holmethorpe, Redhill.
When we arrived at Redhill, I must say that I was very disappointed to hear from some of the locals at the library that the old hospital I was born in was essentially an abandoned building now. Nevertheless we made our way up the walk to where the old hospital once proudly stood to pay a visit. It was still a very special moment for me, not having been there since I was a child.
|Tony has a replica MG TD with a very appropriate plate.|
When he returned home to Michigan he expressed his disappointment at not being able to get to Redhill due to scheduling and time constraints on his studies (although the rascal did manage a jaunt to Paris).
|Tony Gibbs and son Michael|
|Thank you too, Tony, for a wonderful story.|