Brickworks of Stoke-on-Trent and district
Berry Hill Collieries
John Slater, Berry Hill Collieries, used the Jayess mark for some of the bricks produced at the Berry Hill brickworks.
John Slater owner the Berry Hill collieries and brickworks having purchased them in 1914. In 1918 he set up John Slater Ltd to operate Berry Hill and New Haden (Cheadle) Collieries - The brickworks at Berry Hill came as part of the deal.
I wonder how pleased Mr Slater was with the misunderstanding regarding the stamps for the brick press
William Bowers was making bricks at his Berry Hill Collieries in the early 1870's and on his death the business passed to Henry Warrington and Son. By the 1920's ownership was with Berry Hill Collieries Ltd and the works were very extensive. After nationalisation of the coal industry Berry Hill Brickworks Ltd was founded
photos courtesy of 'Tarboat -Flickr'
Berry Hill Coal & Iron Works, Collieries and Brick Works - 1890 map
location of the Berry Hill works - Google maps 2009
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