Found by Julian Phillips at Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia. Morningside Fireclay Works, Newmains, North Lanarkshire. . . . .
The following information on the Australian ‘anchor’ stamped bricks was supplied by Frank Hunt – “Stephen Grimson 29, came to Australia in 1856 with his 3 yr old son Edmund. His brothers Samuel 21, & Robert were already here living at Newtown. The 3 brothers (all born in Norfolk, England) “started” (so the family history says but I think it should be “started at”) the St Peters brickworks in Sydney. They seem to have sold out around 1870 & Stephen & son Edmund bought 2 horse teams carrying goods, Sydney to Bourke. Edmund married Mary Ann McGuire who just happens to be the sister of my great grandmother, Sarah Jane McGuire, (married Daniel Kennedy) on my mother’s side. Samuel settled at Crookwell & Robert in Wellington. I found an article in the Wellington Times, dated Thurs 2 March 1933, where a journalist is writing about “the good old days”. There are a few lines mentioning a Mr Wells who had a brickyard for many years on the Bell River banks where he was contemporary with Mr R. Grimson. These two made bricks for nearly all buildings in & around Wellington. Wells bricks had a rectangle stamped in them while Grimsons had an anchor … The brickworks were at Junction Park which these days is John Oxley Park. The 1872 Greville’s Post Office Directory has Robert Grimson, Wellington, brickmaker. The kilns were destroyed around the end of WW1”.