South China Bricks and Tiles Manufacturing Company – reopening of plant at San Hui, Castle Peak, New Territories

IDJ has sent the following article about the reopening of the South China Bricks and Tiles Manufacturing Company which had taken over the entire plant and properties of the South China Brickworks Ltd situated at San Hui, Castle Peak, New Territories, Hong Kong.

HF: If you are interested in this subject you might like to read our previously posted article, Keen Sing Brickworks (ex-South China Brickworks), Tuen Mun, linked below.

I have retyped the original article to aid clarity and searches.

Thanks to SCT for proofreading the retyped version pf the original article.

I have been unable to find any images of the South China Bricks and Tiles Manufacturing Company, and would be grateful if someone could send me one. The image shown on the Home Page of this article and below comes from our article, The Lo Wu Brick Works, pre-1912 to 1957, which is linked at the end of this article.

LOCAL BRICK WORKS

Reopening Of Plant

The South China Bricks and Tiles Manufacturing Company entertained a large number of local residents on Saturday on the occasion of the reopening of their plant.

The South China Brick and Tile Factory is newly organised, having taken over the entire plant and properties of the South China Brickworks Ltd., now in liquidation. It is situated at San Hui, Castle Peak, New Territories.

The buildings of the plant consist of power room, fabrication room, drying chambers, Behrer’s kilns, offices, stores, coal bunkers and other subsidiary buildings, occupying about 90,000 sq. feet of ground.

The machines are all electrically driven, and are connected to the electric mains of the China Light & Power Co., Ltd.

THE WORKS

The quarry and pits contain a variety of very fine clay. In fact , experts consider the deposits there to be the finest in the Colony.

The original designing of the works, very little of which has since been altered, was done by the Credit Foncier D’Extreme Orient, Mr. G. Van Wylick being then in charge.

There are 36 kilns occupying a length of about 350 ft., and 60 drying chambers, with a maximum capacity of 100,000 bricks per day.

Source: Hong Kong Daily Press 4th November 1935.

This article was first posted on 3rd November 2021.

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  3. Unidentified Brickworks, (Castle Peak Ceramic Company?), Tuen Mun
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