Foxley’s patent beaded bricks for gardens. It appears from the details below that these bricks were patented by J Foxley, Stony Stratford, Bucks, England. Contracts with brickmakers were then made allowing them to act as agents to make and sell the bricks. Certainly, in the case of William Hudspith and Co, Wishaw and Berry Hill…
Lumbs Brick and Tile Works, Lonmay, Aberdeenshire – situated between Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
28/09/1860 – Peterhead Sentinel – Reference to Galloway, Brickworks Lumbs attending a marriage at Crimonmogate.
24/10/1860 – Aberdeen Press and Journal – Deaths – At Lumbs Tilework, of scarlet fever on 17th inst, Matilda Janet aged 2 1/2 years, daughter of Mr Robert Galloway.
1877 – Robert Galloway, brick and tile maker, Lumbs, Lonmay.
1878 – Robert Galloway, brick and tile maker, Lumbs, Lonmay.
1886 – James Galloway, brick and tile maker, Lumbs, Lonmay.
1893 – Robert Galloway, brick and tile maker, Lumbs, Lonway.
1896 – James Galloway, brick and tile maker, Lumbs, Lonmay.
Unknown Date – Lumbs Brick and Tile Work – Brick and Tile work, situated near the Farm of Lumbs the property of Sir A Bannerman, and occupied by Mr Galloway.
Below – 1870 – Lumbs Brick and Tile Works, Lonmay.
Below – 1901 – Lumbs Brick and Tile Works, Lonmay. (Marked as disused).
Alistair Robertson, Aberdeenshire writes – I see some of the information says Lumbs Brickworks closed around 1900 but the local Valuation Rolls list it as being open in 1915 which would work in with what I was told years ago, that it was run by the Seaton Brick and Tile Company from Aberdeen and closed during the First World War as they couldn’t get workers as they were all conscripted, as a brick worker was not a reserved occupation. The company’s Strabathie Works at Balmedie also closed down for a time but was re-opened to provide drainage pipes for the farmer’s fields.
Below – 1915 – 1916 – Valuation Rolls.
2019 – During a site visit by Ian Suddaby, these photographs were taken.