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While Jeremy Mugford was helping his builder father, Mr Richard Mugford, of Hartland, carry out alterations to a cottage at Ball Hill he found himself looking at a brick upon which his grandfather had written some 50 years ago.

3.3.1972 Mugford brick

This strange coincidence happened when Jeremy was using a small hammer to knock apart some Marland bricks. To his delight he came across a brick upon which his grandfather had written in thick pencil ‘William Mugford, builder and contractor, Ball Hill’.
The wording was well preserved and the brick was proudly taken home.
Gazette article dated 3 March 1972

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