Not Vienna, not the Third Man - but the Victorian storm sewers of Brighton and the intrepid members of the British Brick Society on a subterranean quest to learn more about brick.
The society organises a number of visits each year to places of special brick related interest. This year's programme has included Lewes, brickworks in Suffolk and Nottingham, historic buildings in Essex, Kew Palace and Glyndebourne Opera House.
The society promotes the study of bricks, brickwork and brick buildings in all their diverse aspects. Its 320 members are from many backgrounds; some have a professional interest in building or archaeology, for others it is an extension of a general interest or hobby. For details of membership and future visits contact Michael Hammett at the BDA or visit the society's website at www. britishbricksoc. free-online. co. uk For details of tours of Brighton sewers contact Jan Blake at Southern Water, tel 01903 835468.