Scottish bricks found in Barbados

Photographed by Martin Leedham. These bricks form a brick floor in a small hotel in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge.
Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire.

Hepworth Ceramic Holdings plc (GR-Stein Refractories Ltd. parent co) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works in 1973 and closed Chapelhall in 1980. Therefore between 1972 and 1980, GR-Stein Refractories probably continued to manufacture bricks with this trademark for a time.

Atlas Brickworks, Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian.

Below – ‘Calder BL Crown’ and ‘Atlas’ and ‘Calder’ and ‘Bonnybridge Brand’.

Below – A photo taken by Milma McLean. The bricks were on a footpath to the beach from the Boatyard beach bar Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown, Barbados.

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