The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

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The Parksider
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby The Parksider » Sun 29 May, 2016 12:51 am

Leodian wroteColon
Chappers wroteColonThis could be it.
http://www.penmorfa.com/bricks/england3.html


Thanks for that Chappers :). The brick is likely therefore to be from Allied Brick & Tile of Beeston, Leeds that was "lost to the trade by the mid fifties".


There was an "Allied" brickmakers in Harrogate

The Allied of Beeston took over Wooleys site next to whittakers around 1938.

Woolley moved to Bramley to take over the Bramley Brick Company.
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby snowman1 » Sun 29 May, 2016 9:06 pm

hi parksider
thanks for the info re the city brick co,i was born in beeston and know barkley rd very well but had no idea there had been a brickworks there,old mine shaft and spoil heap yes any idea where it was.
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 29 May, 2016 10:25 pm

The brickworks is here on Barkly Road which was just a track in the late 1800's. Use the transparency button to locate its position today.

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16 ... 3&layers=6
Is this the end of the story ...
or the beginning of a legend?
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby volvojack » Mon 30 May, 2016 10:04 am

Thank you for that info. I lived in the Barkly's and never knew that the green square of grass that is still there today had once been a part of a brickworks.

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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby snowman1 » Mon 30 May, 2016 10:56 am

hi volvojack
i am with you on that one,you think you no your old area and this pops up talk about live and learn.thanks for the info buffaloskinner.
jack do you remember the new brick garages on the corner of barkley rd and theodore st (excuse spelling) my dad rented one,and i got my first 2 wheel bike from the railway mans bike hut. HAPPY DAYS.
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Postby volvojack » Mon 30 May, 2016 11:24 am

Certainly do Snowman, before they were built there were wooden yards there and one was the bottle store for Brigg's Off Licence opposite. As kidswe used to climb over and get a couple of bottles and take them back for the 3d. deposit on them He would always third degree us as who and when the beer had been purchased. Also on the same corner was a Police type of box that sometimes used to flash a blue light and as kids we would run around o find the bobby that his telephone needed answering.
As You Say Happy Days. What was your Dads name ? (Please answer quickly before some wit replies Father)

Regards Jack Daly.
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby snowman1 » Mon 30 May, 2016 11:37 am

hi jack
dads name was clif foster,we lived in x flats st i was born there in 1944,went to x flats school in the park then to parkside when it was first built,did you collect jam jars for moorhouse jam works on old lane
nice to talk to some one from beeston
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 30 May, 2016 9:27 pm

Sorry to keep off topic. My maternal grandparents (Chambers) lived at 82? Barkley Road a little below Theodrore Street and move to Dewsbury Road in the early 60s. I moved to Beeston at about 16 with my mother who went back around 1980, living in X Flatts Crescent. Towards the end of the 80s I "bought" my first house in X Flatts Street Interesting to know a little more about the area where my roots lay
living a stones throw from the Leeds MDC border at Lofthouse

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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby volvojack » Tue 31 May, 2016 8:48 am

I know a lot about that Barkly's area of Beeston, maybe it will turn up on another thread. ( I lived in Barkly Parade then at that time)
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Re: The world famous Leeds Brick Collectors Club

Postby Burmantoft Curious » Mon 18 Jul, 2016 4:22 pm

I came across your group when researching some circular bricks stamped "Burmantoft" and other markings including "DD 741" and "1916" (a date perhaps?)

See the photos below... Do you know what they are? How they were used?

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All help and thoughts much appreciated! Thanks :)

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