Found by میرشمس الدین پیراسته فرد (Mir Shams Addin Pirastefard) at Shour Valley Geosite, Qeshm Island, Iran. This brick is now deposited at Qeshm Island UNESCO Global Geopark Museum. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co)…
The following bricks were found in the area of Mount Parker, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by Jade Ling, Kenny Tang and team.
Jade is retired and states – In the past few years, I started to find historical remains in Hong Kong and searched for their background stories. The bricks attached are all related to a cable car system which built in 1892, 128 years from now. This 2.3 kilometer long cable car system was built in Mount Parker, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong by Swire Group, also known as Taikoo Group. The Engineering Times reported in 1899 mentioned that this system was the first ropeway erected for the carriage of passengers in the world. It operated for 40 years and came to an end. The pylons supporting the cable were destroyed. The only remains in the bushes were the concrete bases of the pylons.
During the past three years, I searched for such remains based on the information of articles and of maps. Apart from 24 groups of concrete bases found, we also discovered a trail alongside the route of the cable car. In several locations, we found steps built by bricks. There were English characters or Chinese words on some bricks. Please see attached. For more information, please have a look at the Taikoo Aerial Ropeway [1891-1932] in https://gwulo.com.
This is a link to all the bricks found during the project. Click me.
Below – Caledonia Fireclay Works, Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Below – Heathfield Fireclay Works, Garnkirk.
Below – This Heathfield has a thumbprint to the top right.
Below – c. 1911 – The Taikoo aerial ropeway.
These bricks were found by Paul McCullum and his son, Sam, on the banks of the East River, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada. . . . . Below – Gartcraig – Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. Below – Glenboig – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig,…
Found by Rish Ramoutar during excavating foundations for a house in the Aranguez District, Trinidad. Gartcraig Fire Clay Works, By Millerston, Glasgow. . . . .
This brick was found by Anastasiya Proshicheva at the site of an abandoned village at Svir River near the settlement called Lodeynoye Pole, District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia. Her great grandfather had lived there and she took it with her as a memory of her ancestor. The village was burnt by Nazis. Polton Coal Company…
The following two bricks are in the possession of Vladimir Smirnov. Both were found in St Petersburg, Russia. Vladimir states – “A very nice A.PATRICK & Co was found in the basement of one of St.Petersburg downtown buildings. Also CROWN brick was in the same bricklaying” Crown Fireclay Works, East Nelson Street, Glasgow. . ….
Found by Bill Kellett. Bill states – This one was found in 2014 or 15 offshore at Union Bay, Vancouver Island, Canada. Union Bay was a shipping terminus for coal during the early part of the 20th Century. Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian. . .
This brick was found by Bill Kellett at the site of a former coal mining camp in Southern British Columbia, Canada. The mine and camp closed-down in 1940, and has long since become overgrown. Bill states – The camp was called Blakeburn, it operated from about 1922 until 1940. It was the site of British…
This brick was found by Craig Powell at the Mount Jackson gold mine in Western Australia. Craig states – There were dozens of them made into a kitchen fireplace and many more loosely stacked around the old station homestead near the abandoned mine. The kitchen section was an add on to the original building which…
Found by Eric and Amanda Hastings in the City of Troy, New York State, USA. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Justin Hazuga in New Albany, Indiana, USA at the site of the old Star Glass Works factory. Wm Hudspith & Co, Wishaw Pottery and Brickworks, Wishaw. . . . .