Informant: Gary Nurse

Project Field Recordings

Summary

brickworks: Wemyss Brick 

Specifications

  • Methyl, Fife
  • Fieldworker: Margaret Bennett with Jo MacSween
  • Transcribed: Margaret Bennett
  • Date: Saturday, 19 October 2013

Organisation

Methil, Fife in the Methil Heritage Centre

Bricks

Wemyss Brick Company

Track 1:  

  1. 1. Intro/ date

Track 2:

  1. 1. Wemyss Brick Company established in 1906
  2. 2. Wemyss had several businesses, pottery, etc
  3. 3. I was there, up till 1973
  4. 4. Coal fired and after ’73
  5. 5. Brick machine
  6. 6. Clay extraction
  7. 7. Making bricks

Track 3

  1. 1. Coal waste in mixture
  2. 2. Flecks in bricks
  3. 3. The process
  4. 4. The kilns
  5. 5. Up to 1100 Celsius

Track 4

  1. 1. About 2001 it shut
  2. 2. Women at work
  3. 3. Would lift them out of the kilns
  4. 4. Company houses

Track 5

  1. 1. Gary does talks on Wemyss Brick Company