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Old 18-08-2015, 11:00   #106
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Old 18-08-2015, 16:23   #107
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I was interested to see the name 'Accrington Brick & Tile.' in this article. My dad began work at the Whinney Hill works in December 1930 aged 14 yrs and the firms name was exactly that.
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Old 18-08-2015, 18:49   #108
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There are some very interesting local brickmakers' names to be found in a wall opposite the shop at t'Stanley's ground. Locaol brickmaking is a subject crying out for an in-depth study
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:07   #109
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Hi, Atarah,

I wonder if I could trouble you. I am researching the Nori brick and what they were made of apart from clay and wonder if the information in the museum can assist?
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:10   #110
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The bricks were made of locally-found clay which was called 'shale' by the people making the,. There has been very little written about this major industry. Call into the library or email joh.simpson@lancashire.gov.uk and he will point you towards anything which has been written. I think there is a national Brick Society , who would be able to give you technical information. I can probably find you address of Brian Dempsey, who was at Nori all his working life. There must be plenty of former employees who can assist. I will sent you a private message (PM)
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Old 09-08-2017, 13:50   #111
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How old is Brian Dempsey Bob ? What year did he finish at Nori. I am wondering if he would have known my dad. He finished there in 1961.
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Old 09-08-2017, 20:16   #112
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Brian will be 80 or just over. , so he probably finished aged 65 about 1982. He would be just out of his apprenticeship when your dad finished. Brian designed fancy terra-cotta items .I am struggling to find his phone number
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:22   #113
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I always thought that the company was called Accrington Brick & Tile, with the main plant only being called 'Nori'. The other plants being Enfield, Whinney Hill, and Deerplay, near Burnley.

My dad was raised in the farm on top of Whinney Hill and worked at Nori all his working life. As the quarry grew, he saw his old home disappear to provide shale for the bricks he made.

He got me a couple of summer jobs, once at Whinney Hill, and once at Enfield, where I was supervised by Thurston, who, I can confirm, did not invent the Nori brick.
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Old 12-08-2017, 20:19   #114
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Accrington Brick Tile was just one of the local companies I think - the others were separate companies. There was one at Baxenden owned by a Whittaker, another at Rishton owned by Mr Clark/Clarke. Another Whittaker owned a foundry in Dowry St which made brick-making machinery
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Old 12-08-2017, 23:02   #115
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Old 12-08-2017, 23:20   #116
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Old 13-08-2017, 20:28   #117
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I know that Whinney Hill and the works in Clayton were the same firm. My dad worked at Whinney Hill from Jan 1931 until March 1941 when he was called up. When he was demobbed in 1946 he went to work at Clayton, as I believe there had been a fire at Whinney Hill,. and he worked there till 1961. I know Whinney Hill did reopen but he never went back there.
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Old 14-08-2017, 11:11   #118
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