The photo above left shows a typical Barkers' Green brick. Centre is the site of one of the kilns today. The iron band visible was used to bind the wall of the kiln to stop it expanding and breaking up during firing.The picture on the right shows one of the firing holes|
The brickworks were owned by William Ikin. In the 1920s, he sold the land to the Mainwairings. Roger Ashton of Aston recalls his father witnessing the deal in the middle of the village, where the pound notes for payment were counted out.