THE BRITISH BRICK SOCIETY
Old bricks – history at your feet
David Sallery’s brick pages, including brick stamps can be found at: http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/index.html
The Porth Wen brickworks operated c.1850 -1914. Three beehive kilns are still on site, but in deteriorating condition. The raw material used had a high silica content and produced bricks of great resistance to high temperature. The works produced a great quantity of building bricks for use in construction at Liverpool docks. County Museum at Llangefni has an aerial photograph of part of the works in a display about local the north coast and mentions that the remains of the works are scheduled for preservation: http://www.penmorfa.com/porthwen/
On its website, http://www.stanglpottery.org/ Stangl Pottery, Flemington, New Jersey, USA shows pictures of repairs carried out on the brickwork of its bottle kilns
Nancy Kroes has collected and annotated a series of family photographs that form an intriguing record of production, equipment and buildings at this American brickyard that operated from 1908 - 1923
There are articles on Handleys Brick at http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk and then clicking onto the heritage section. There has also been a Handleys Brick (which was the earlier family owners name) go-to box. Some of the articles are already in the archive section.
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