John Cathles Hill (1857–1915), builder and brickmaker, was born in Anderson’s Entry, Hawkhill, Dundee, on 12 December 1857, the eldest son of Robert Hill and his wife Eliza, née Cathles. There were six children, three boys (including John) and three girls, one of whom died in infancy. The elder Hill was a wheelwright and joiner, and in 1860 succeeded his father and grandfather as tollhouse…
The images below are those of a brick that oozes character and historical value. A remarkable piece of history.
An old brick found in Bielby, East Riding of Yorkshire, England by Richard Coe says on it:
“This brick was made 18 May 1741 by Wm Morrill”
The brick is handmade and has a depth of 2 ”
Photos by kind permission of Andrew Sefton