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Samuel John Collins, Brick & Tile Works, Gornal Wood.
Samuel John Collins, followed by his son Samuel John Collins and several other members of the Collins family were involved in brick making in Gornal.
1865. Samuel John Collins, brick maker, Barr's Meadow, Lower Gornal. [Jones Trade Directory]
This small concern predates the Gas Works in Musk Lane.
A brick manufactured by Collins, Gornal Wood .
Photo: courtesy of Martyn Fretwell
When the Gas Works was established around 1865, Collins set up his Brick and Tile Works on the Himley Road, near Summit Place.
The brick works had disappeared by the 1920s.
Several households in Brook Bank Road were were involved in brick making.
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