We sell a good number of bricks as you would expect, I know that’s an obvious thing to say given that we are a reclamation yard that stocks new and second hand bricks but in this case the buyer is slightly different, so different I thought it would be nice to write a quick blog, this customer is a mini brickworks, well a masonry to be precise! Namely Stacey’s miniature masonry, I have to be honest and say I did not expect the mini cut bricks to be 1) so small, and 2) so perfect!!! Before I left to deliver the order I did take a quick look at their site and thought, “Oh yeah, mini bricks – that’s nice” but then when I arrived and took a look at these tiny bricks I was totally impressed! If you have ever cut bricks you would know that getting a clean cut can take some skill, to get such a tiny tiny cut is another level of skill, and whats more to make them all the same a thousand times over….well….say no more…!
So if you are in need of mini bricks give them a call, how about a model of your own house made from the very same bricks we supply and sell from here! Some of the models featured on Staceys site are stunning, such detail, the skill required to build such a thing, incredible.
Fitting for the month of March I stacked up a few of the bricks I was given on a page torn from my diary and took a few snaps! I think these tiny bricks are great!
Miniature bricks made from our stock by Staceys Miniature Masonry.
Such detail in a tiny brick, the models made from these must look amazing.
Many thanks for looking.
Weird sun, big moons and windy weather has been the story for the last couple of months, as the nights close in once again and the persistent rain rain falls things have become rather muddy in the brick yard, we have sold so many bricks this year gaps have formed between the packs and we have had to take in orders of new imperial red bricks to help fill some of the gaps. We have some nice London stocks in at this time but it looks like they will not hang around given the interest in them for feature walls this week. Lighting is an issue on a large site like this so once the sun sets we find ourselves back in the workshop doing repairs to all sort of machinery that gets used here daily. As I never seem to get much time I found myself taking a quick walk round last night with my camera in the dark, I have chosen to share the images of Mr Rudd Snr working in his workshop with his brother, also an image of the strange sun a little while back, the bright winter moon and other buildings etc here at Riverside Farm. Thanks to the customers from the USA for your kind comments this year and I hope you enjoy the items you have taken home. Regards, Arthur Rudd Jnr.
Novembers moon, early morning.
Strange sand caused the red sun in early November.
Mr Rudd, working late.
Mr Rudd, repairing an old starter motor.
Mr Rudd, in the old workshop.
Nights draw in late November, 4.40pm.
Mr Rudd, mono.
Mr Rudds brother, rapped up in the cold.
The old vice.
Workshop door, 2017.
Workshop doorway, 2017.
The old store shed.
Old lamps light the workshop.
Main office, here for 45+ years.
Mr Rudd, washes his hands from water heated on the fire.
Old vice’s for sale.
The old window, needs a clean, here some years!
A resting vice! 😉 FOR SALE.
Workshop vice, done many repairs.
The old office window.
Random images November 2017.
Ok so after my long absence from the Blog I thought I had best get around the yard for a quick lap and grab some photos, please keep in mind I have chosen to snap anything that stands out in and around the yard, if you ever want to drop in and take a wander around to see similar things feel free to drop by anytime. As I always say, its never a problem if you wish to take a walk around, you are always welcome.
Random album for June 2017.
Fowlers single cylinder on our brick cutter.
Self seeded trees growing from some old tiles!
Large rocks for sale.
Wonderful yellow multi stock bricks.
Carved stone plinths.
New granite sets.
MINI briquettes and bull nose briquettes .
Concrete plant pots.
RSJs cut to length.
Random second hand steel
Arthur Snr metal working.
Mixed bricks before sorting.
Large cast iron grills (NEW) for sale £50.00 each.
Arthur Snr custom order gate posts.
Boot scraper for sale.
Vintage cast iron rollers for sale.
Crested ridge tiles.
Crystal door handles – light rays.
The “Wheel Horse” mowers – 1960’s ish Id guess.
The yards IS a dangerous place!
Dozens of chimney pots.
The yards classic loader.
After hours…peace sets in.
The old oak tree in the centre of the yard.
Crested ridge tiles.
Two classic ride on mowers for sale.
The old forklift.
An old generator.
Another old mower.
An old butler sink from an art studio Id guess.
More RSJ’s or I beams for sale.
A low angle of the yards tracks.
Mr T, aka Uncle Tom.
The old loaders wheels.
Those fantastic cast iron grills.
I hope you like the photo’s. thanks for looking, Arthur Jnr.
Ok so I finally got a moment to drop by and write a short Blog, given the title I thought it rather cool to include this photo of Mr Fly sat on some old Iron Railings here in the yard, and how appropriate he is given how much time has past since I last wrote anything here:-
Time “Fly’s” By Arthur Rudd – July 2017
So why has it been so long I hear you ask, well the main reason is this:-
Meet Baby “Annie” Born on the 15th of January 2017.
I have to be honest and say I am a little shocked just how far into the year we are already, what with deliveries and the constant tidying up of stock this year is flying by!
Buzzards circle over Riverside Farm – July 2017
As I have not been around the yard this week to grab some new pictures of items that have come in these last few months I have chosen to post some more images of the wildlife that lives in and around the yard itself.
The buzzards seen in the above image now have some local competition with the Red Kites that have recently shown up in the area, I am looking forward to getting some pictures of them, if the swallows don’t drive them away again.
Grey Heron – Riverside Farm’s pond – July 2017
We have a good number of grey herons that often visit to fish the lake, this one likes to keep himself out of harm’s way in the thick undergrowth.
I will be back in the next few weeks to post some images of new stock, in the meantime, enjoy the summer. Arthur Jnr.
A Happy Christmas to all our customers and suppliers!
With Christmas so near I thought I’d take five to post a quick Blog to thank all of our customers and wish you all a Happy Christmas, normally I would have some pictures to post but today I have some old film from back in 1987, this short video was made by the BBC for “That’s Life” back in 87, my father who certainly looks a little younger was put forward by a customer to the TV show as his dog at the time loved to climb ladders and jump from roof to roof here in the building yard, customers were always taken back when sticks were thrown onto the roof tops only moments later to be retrieved by the yards dog “Banjo” at the time this film was made the young fellow was four and a half years old. He was a great and much loved pet for many years to which a memorial is now placed in the top of the yard simply marked, “Banjo – Arthur’s best friend” and he truly was…
Best wishes to you all, Arthur Jnr.
October 1982 – October 1998
(Arthur’s best friend)
Just a quick update, the blog will now post in the Arthur W Rudd Supplies FaceBook page as well as here on the site.
The weather has turned cold but the sun still shines, today or this evening in this case I find five minutes to take a quick walk around and grab some pictures for the Blog. Keep in mind that the blog is about documenting some of what goes on here at Riverside Farm and not a page where I list items for sale, however its all for sale… The problem with the yard is stuff comes and goes all the time, if I were to list items for sale I would be starting and ending items all day long, this is a more pop in and see kind of place, for this reason I find it more informative to give an idea of the kind of items we have for sale, also don’t forget if you want to just drop in and take a look around you will never be under pressure to buy anything, we try to avoid pressure at all cost, well… I do. Here are some images as the sun sets on this day 6th October 2016.
Well I have to say Im sorry for not writing a blog for so long, the yard has been so busy and the days so long I just have not had the time or the energy! Now the nights are drawing in I am forced inside and will have more time to edit pictures and update the blog (well, thats the plan), this week it was nice to have a visit from one of our regular customers, a lady who is lucky to own this fantastic classic car! Seems my guess of its value did not earn me any points as I was SO far out, seems my father has a better eye for classic value than I do as he guessed the amount within a few quid, typical!
I wished I had more time to photo such a classic but customers were already waiting for me to serve them..
This car looked GREAT!
A topic of conversation for some time!
Micheal and Rob.
On another subject Mr Rudd has been back on the sawmill, cutting aged air dried oak for sale in the timber yard, this oak is some years old and makes wonderful boards and beams.
As the day draws to an end the sun sets through the trees and Buzzards call out from high in the sky, another day passes here at Riverside Farm.
Images: Arthur Rudd Jnr.
Thanks for reading, hope to meet you sometime, feel free to pop in and take a look around, all are very welcome.
It’s always interesting doing deliveries, over the years it has taken us to some amazing properties, most are situated in the heart of beautiful Hampshire. The new owners of these iron benches kindly gave me permission to snap a quick photo, most of the time I forget to ask and quickly move on to the next job, however today the sun was shining and I had the pleasure of chatting to the owners for half an hour, wonderful people in a wonderful place.
The benches looked great in green.
A few more pics of our hand made iron work, like the brick sundial in the background.
The true cost of iron work.
Image By Arthur Rudd Jnr
There seems to be no end to the rain, giant puddles in the yard are common place over the last few months, pays to bring your boots if you plan to visit.
As bricks and tiles are our main theme I thought I would post a few images of these brick and york stone tables we have here, they were built some 20 years ago and still look great, if I am honest when they were constructed by my father I thought how on earth could they offer any comfort, but having used them for the last twenty years I would have to say my first thoughts were wrong, perhaps these images will inspire someone to use brick in another way, other than walls that is…
Brick slope backed bench. By Arthur Rudd Snr
Brick slope backed bench. By Arthur Rudd Snr
Brick slope backed bench. By Arthur Rudd Snr
Twisted base york stone table (around 8ft long). By Arthur Rudd Snr
Thanks for looking..