Many thanks to Marco Machado for forwarding the following information. This brick was found near a power plant situated at the Patu Dam, Atintico Nordeste Oriental, Brazil. The dam was built c. 1919 – c. 1923. Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co Ltd, Bonnybridge. alt Calder Firebrick Works, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. alt Chapelhall Works, Lanarkshire. Hepworth Ceramic…
Many thanks to Daphne Lim for the following information and photographs.
Rawyards Glasgow and Hurll bricks found in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo.
Daphne states – My name is Daphne Lim & I live in Kuching, Sarawak, Borneo. My (maternal) great, great grandfather Mr Chan Kho was one of the founding fathers of this small town of Kuching in the north-western part of Borneo, having travelled from China in the 1800s. In 1915 he bought a sawmill from a chap who had fallen on hard times & my (late) grand-dad had kept some bricks from the sawmill, & so did my Dad who had recently sold the land the sawmill was located on about a decade ago.
Below – Hurll –
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire
Alternative brickworks include:
- Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire.
Building bricks at Garscadden Works, Drumchapel.
Below – Rawyards Glasgow – Rawyards Brickworks, Airdrie, Lanarkshire.
Below – Various photographs of the sawmill at Kuching and of Mr Chan Kee Ong.
Below – A tea party at Chan Kho’s home with the Brooke family over for afternoon tea. Daphne states – my great grandfather Chan Kee Ong (without trademark Ringo Starr sunglasses) is 2nd from the left, standing behind Rajah Charles Vyner Brooke (the 3rd Rajah). His wife, my great grandmother is seated on the far right (the only Chinese lady seated).