it’s a pity that our kababaryos know very little of this heritage gem. even my parents know nil (both of which grew in camalaniugan) about its history. the most significant info that i managed to squeeze out of my lolo was the fact that the opening then at the kiln’s base was once tall enough to accommodate a grown man on horseback pulling the load of bricks inside. of course, the last time i visited, that archway have sunk so low that one needs to crawl to get in. also, the slow erosion of the nearby river threatens the horno. measures should be made lest the horno meet the same fate of the ruins of camalniugan’s first church.
i do want to know more about it – how the process of brick making was done and which churches were built using bricks from this kiln.