We have reached the brush factory that was the Wright family business for several generations.
I found a photo on the Web that shows a boy working on the factory floor before the war. Could this be dad, learning his trade from the ground up?
Jonathan also remembers the factory, particularly the giant flaming brush that burned throughout the night over the front gates. This is the most likely cause of any inferno that might have engulfed the town and contributed to its demise.
I used to have two Oldton brushes in my house. One for cleaning my shoes and one for wallpapering. Martin used his big Oldton brush for creosoting.