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BRICKWORKS - LEASOWE ROAD #709386
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Does anyone know the History of the brickworks on Leasowe Road? (Heyes Drive). There seems to be very little information on line and I would love to see some pictures and know the History. Thanks.

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Barker & Jones as I remember the place. When Mr Jones died his share went to his sons, one of whom was a colleague of mine. My colleague wanted nowt to do with a brickworks and sold his share - living comfortably on the procedes for ever after. The clay source ran out a short time later or the brick problems caused a decline in the business.

Barker & Jones made faced bricks with the brand name Autumntint. My house was built with them (1953) and they were C**P bricks. Either the clay was bad or the kiln process was bad but the brick faces fall off at the slightest bit of damp/ frost. I have had to replace dozens of them from my house structure and have rebuilt almost all the garden walls.

I THINK an allied firm was Barker & Dobson in Moreton and that their bricks were OK.

Sorry, no pics.

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julie i did try to pm you, the 253 is not your house number is it? as its my old house in late 70s and all 80s. our house or yours as i think(could be very wrong) was built from bricks from the brick works and all the side wall. pm me let me know mark

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I THINK an allied firm was Barker &
Dobson in Moreton and that their bricks
were OK

It was Barker & Briscoe, works entrance was on the Meols stretch..

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I think Barker and Dobson made boiled sweets! (Hard as bricks...)

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Have a look on a thread I've just posted called Leasowe Road. The brickworks are on the photo, but I can't make them out meself

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Thanks everyone - Mark will pm you now.

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Originally Posted By: Roslynmuse
I think Barker and Dobson made boiled sweets! (Hard as bricks...)


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Originally Posted By: markw2621
julie i did try to pm you, the 253 is not your house number is it? as its my old house in late 70s and all 80s. our house or yours as i think(could be very wrong) was built from bricks from the brick works and all the side wall. pm me let me know mark


I believe the Stone family used to live there?


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