The European Pantry in Downtown Welland is offering Welland “July 25, 1858” commemorative bricks for sale.
“These bricks came out of our house which was made by a bricklayer called Roach from recycled materials in 1916. The bricks were handmade in the 1800s and must have come from a local Welland farmhouse that was torn down. Each brick is unique and tells its own tale through the chips and scratches on its surface. Welland was known for its brickyards, the most famous being the Hooker brickworks. I would like to think that our bricks were made here in Welland.
If anyone has an authenticated Hooker brick it would be fascinating to compare it to our bricks. Regardless, as I handle each brick I can imagine the time consuming work that was was required to make each of these by hands. If you have ever seen how they were made you will know what a labour intensive job it was.
We had a special “postmark” stencil cut to commemorate the date Welland became a town. We are offering these bricks for $10.00 each while they last.”
~Jacqui Eisen, The European Pantry
|The European Pantry, 30 Avenue Place, Welland
Specializing in imported European foods and cheeses
Hours: Weekdays 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday 7 am to 5 pm (Still operating on Market timing for customers who have been used to that) Sunday Closed.
Curbside Pickup available at our Store
Delivery is available to house bound customers.