The following information and photographs have been supplied by Jack Whittles and Christa Stone from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Jack states “Recently I have been collecting many bricks from a colliery site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. The Colliery was for the Cumberland Coal Mines that were in operation from about 1888 to 1961….
Many thanks to Ibon Abuin, Alejandro Gandul and Jose Carlos Bernal for the information and photographs that follow.
SS Canarias was a French nationality cargo ship.
J & M Craig, Perceton Fire Clay Works Kilmarnock.
Darnley Fireclay Works, Nitshill, Glasgow (Allan Kirkwood)
Below – J & M Craig Kilmarnock brick.
Below – Scottish brick marked ‘J & M Craig Ltd, Kilmarnock’
Below – Scottish brick marked ‘Kirkwood’
Below – Part of the ships boiler has been exposed.
These were found by Joaquin Reyes at an old rice mill here in Imus City, Cavite, Philippines. Joaquin states ” As a background, my great-grandfather established that rice mill sometime between 1929 and 1934. Our family operated it for around sixty-five years before closing it down. The mill was abandoned for a number of years before…
Found by Dan McVey on the Isle of Coll, West Scotland. This is not in my possession. J & M Craig, Dean Brick Works, Ayrshire. . . .
The following bricks were found by Benita Bond in Nova Scotia, Canada. All the bricks were found at Lochmans Beach in Sydney Mines, Nova Scoti with the exception of the Dougall brick which was found on Florence Front Beach. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Douglas Fireclay Works, Dalry,…
These bricks were photographed in Millsville, Nova Scotia, Canada by Alena Martin. Alena states ” I was talking pictures of our original coal burning fire place and it caught my interest! Our house was built in Rural Nova Scotia (Millsville / Scotsburn) in 1886 by the Young family. Could these be Gartcraig bricks? One is…
20/04/1835 – Caledonian Mercury – Circuit Court of Judiciary, Ayr. 14/04/1835 – James Carey or Kerry, Brick and Tile Maker, Kilmarnock was accused of falsehood, fraud and wilful imposition. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be imprisoned at Ayr jail for 6 calendar months and to be kept at hard labour. (Note – SBH…
‘Gartcraig’ and ‘Heatheryknowe, Patent, Glasgow’ bricks found by Romney Brain Port at Blakely on Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA. Romney states ” In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Port Blakely Mill operated as one of the largest lumber mills in the world (for many of those years, it was). (https://portblakely.com/port-blakely/our-story). Walking the shores of Port Blakely…
Found By Sue Butterworth. It was dug up in her garden at Bolwarra which is close to Maitland, Morpeth, Newcastle in New South Wales Australia. Glenboig Union Fireclay Company, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Alternative brickworks include: Glenboig Star Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Glenboig Fireclay Works, (Old Works) Glenboig, Lanarkshire .
Found by Bob Trlin on the Cocos Islands, Australia. Jas Goldie & Son, Shawfield Toll, Glasgow, 1884 2019 – Bob states “We have just returned from the Cocos Islands located in the Indian Ocean half way between Perth and Sri Lanka. The Islands were settled in 1827 by the Clunies-Ross family and run as a copra…
Below – 28/11/1874 – Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald – The Cape Finisterre – A novel cargo – During the past week good deal of local interest has been felt in this new ship, loading here for Tasmania. The “Cape Finisterre” has been bnilt for Messrs Abram Lyle & Sons, of Greenock, Messrs Thomas Wingate &…