Friday, February 22, 2008

A Brick Carrying Record


Edward Ashbee, an employee of the High Broom Brick Company, near Tunbridge Wells, holds the record of having carried considerably over 40,000,000 bricks on a wheelbarrow in the past 30 years.

The weight of the bricks is estimated at nearly 130,000 tons, and in the course of his work he has walked nearly 56,000 miles, or more than twice the distance round the world. Ashbee is a man of fine physique and looks much younger than his fifty years. — London Daily Graphic.

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