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Commondale Brick and Pipe Works can be seen on the left in this view of the village.  The card was posted in 1907 and at that time the brickworks were owned and managed by the Crossleys.  A railway track connected the works to the main line from Battersby, making it easy for the bricks to be exported to London and all parts of the country.

Image courtesy of Tina Dowey and information from ”Commondale, The story of a North Yorkshire Village” by Vera Robinson.

5 comments to Commondale

  • Ann Jackson

    Both my Dad Les JACKSON and my great uncle David Johnson worked at the brickworks,. I think David might have been a foreman there.

  • Alan NORMAN Jackson

    Hello (again) Ann,

    I have put into place a family tree on one of the web sites. If you would like to see it at any time please let me know. Who knows there may be some connections here. If you also have one I would love to look at it.

    Over to you from a very sunny Perth, Australia

  • Andy

    I now live in the Old Post Office, which is the large red house in the image.

  • David Toward

    Looking for photos of James Gordon Balfour- married Elizabeth Jane Dobson (1869-1941) from Commondale

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