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Brickmakers and Brickmaking


This talk was originally presented to try to give family historians an idea of the work their brickmaker ancestors were doing and their working conditions. It’s been extended to give local historians an idea of the work on the brickfield with some sources for further information. It covers the period from 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century, and how the workforce acts as teams, their wages and social conditions.

About the speaker: 

David Cufley is President of North West Kent Family History Society. He is also a member of a number of other family history societies including the Guide for One Name Studies and Society of Genealogists.

He has been researching his family since 1966 when he worked in London and took the opportunity to visit the archives.

David regularly speaks to other family history societies and leads workshops and discussion groups at NWKFHS.

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