blue brick

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blue brick, sewer brick, Staffordshire blue

A brick of high strength whose blue color results from firing in a kiln in a flame of low oxygen content.
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Piers of Staffordshire blue brick from the Joseph Hamblett brickworks in West Bromwich supported wrought iron tubular girders and formed the bed for the track.
Outside there is a low-maintenance garden with reclaimed Staffordshire blue brick patio area, decorative sculptured flowerbeds, original brick wall and panelled fencing.
Inside Spotlight's blue metal gates and against the Staffordshire blue brick arch there's a caravan and several gazebos shielding kitchens from the odd spot of rain.

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