Found by Ian McLennan in Colinton Dell, Edinburgh. This example is not in my possession. 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) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works in…
Found by friends of Neil Halliday in Crotty on the west coast of Tasmania.
Crotty was abandoned and flooded in the ’90s after the damming of the King River in the ’80s during the hydro push in Tasmania. The only reason they can be found is due to the severe water shortage in Lake Burbury which is currently at less than 20% capacity and the ruins of the old township are now visible.
Even though the bricks have no burning they were more than likely used in the smelter that was in the town for the Mount Lyell mine in Queenstown.
Below – Stein Works JGS Scotland brick.
Below – Bonnybridge with thumbprint
Below – Stein
Below – Glenyards
Below – Smelter at Mount Lyell mine, Crotty, Tasmania – source
This was found by Glenn Robinson in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia. Glenn states – The homestead of Richard Amos Robinson and Sybella Robinson nee Pauley. They came from Heathcote, Victoria around 1908 and build their home in South Boulder/Kalgoorlie. The home was a 3 bedroom iron and camp home which was extended to seven rooms, Richard…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Bonnybridge. This example is not in my possession. 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) bought the Bonnybridge Silica & Fireclay Co. Ltd in 1972, closed Bonnybridge works in 1973 and…
The following bricks are in the collection of Allan Hackett, Sydney, Australia. The bricks were all found in Australia. Below – ‘Glenboig’ and ‘Starworks Glenboig’ bricks – Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire Below – Shawsrigg Fire Clay &…
Found by Hock Keong in Singapore. Hock states – The Glenboig brick was found on Semakau Island, Singapore. Pulau Semakau, which was probably a prominent fishing village for many of the native sea folks for probably centuries, but were all resettled in the 1980s onto mainland Singapore. All the structures and homes were demolished, and…
Found by Hock Keong in Singapore. Hock states – This half a brick from a hilly area beside a road, Clementi Road, but which used to be Reformatory Road, before the road was re-named. The location is a short distance away from the grounds of the former Reformatory School which started in February 1901, for…
These bricks were found by Denis Foulem along the Bathurst harbour seashore, located in the province of New Brunswick in Canada. Denis states:- The bricks were used to build a large, three-story building on Main Street in Bathurst way back in 1901, which was the W.J. Kent Company Ltd general store and headquarters. The business…
Found by Daud Rajah in Abadan, Iran. The ‘Dougall’ brick was found in a domestic fireplace of a house in Harrow, Abadan, Southern Iran. This house was destroyed during the Iran-Iraq war. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. . . . .
These bricks were found by Will Ware on a farm at Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. They were random finds around the farm. Fraser and Sanderson, fire brick manufacturers, Inverkeithing. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby on the boundary of the old Bonnyside Brickworks site, Bonnybridge. I am not in possession of this example. Note the thumbprint to the top right. James Dougall & Sons Ltd, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Alternative brickworks include: Bonnyside Brickworks, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.