20/02/1891 – Hamilton Herald – Serious accident – On Wednesday last, a boy named John Ford, son of James Ford, Walker’s Court, Raploch Street, was seriously injured at Merryton Brickwork through falling among the machinery. He was at once rescued, and attended to by Dr Stewart, who ordered his removal to Glasgow Infirmary, whither he…
I believe that Alexander Thomson is the father of William Thomson as per the links below.
1862 – 1863 – Alexander Thomson, brickmaker and builder. Ho 259 Eglinton Street, Glasgow.
1874 – 1875 – Thomson, Alex., brickmaker, builder, and contractor, 130 Pollokshaws road, and at Crossbank Brick and Tile Works ; house, 19 Cumberland street,
1877 – 1878 – Alex. Thomson, brickmaker, builder and contractor. 130 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow and at Crossbank Brick and Tile Works. Ho 41 Cumberland Street
Below – 22/08/1883 – Glasgow Herald – Alexander Thomson, Polmadie fined for employing children at his brick works.
1889 – 1890 – Thomson Alex., brick builder and contractor. House 33 Queen Square, Strathbungo
1889 – 1890 – Thomson Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, Aitkenhead Road, Polmadie. House 33 Queen Square, Strathbungo
1895 – 1896 – Thomson, Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, 685 Aikenhead road, and Mallsmire Fire Brick Works, Polmadie ; house, 33 Queen sq.,Strathbungo.
1900 – 1901 – Thomson, Wm., brickmaker, Crossbank Brick and Tile Works, 686 Aikenhead road, and Mallsmire Fire Brick Works, Polmadie ; house, 33 Queen sq.,Strathbungo
This below is the fly in the fly in the ointment
1908 – 09 – Alex Thomson & Sons, – brickmaker, 100 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow
19/08/1899 – Falkirk Herald – Discovery of minerals near Kilsyth – Mr Street, who recently acquired Coneypark and Tomsyne Estates, Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, has been conducting operations to ascertain what minerals underlie these estates. The existence of various valuable coal and clay seams, also a very rich seam of shale, never hitherto known occur locality, has been…
Garnqueen Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston Fireclay Works, Glenboig, Lanarkshire. Gartliston (opened 1889) and Garnqueen (opened 1895) which was closer to Glenboig village, being about 1 mile south east of the village. Canmore – Gartliston Canmore – Garnqueen Monklands – a cracking read – A personal recollection By Bob McMillan P & M Hurll Ltd owned Birkhill Clay Mine in…
(Note – SBH – I find the information on the brickworks at Aberhill, Denbeath, Methil and Wemyss very confusing with regards names and locations that seem to swap and move! If anyone can clarify the situation for me or point out information that is perhaps listed wrongly against a particular brickworks then please get in…
20/02/1886 – Falkirk Herald – Field young grass, about 6 acres. Hay or grazing. Apply Thomas Burns, The Firs Brick and Tile Work. 29/01/1887 – Alloa Advertiser – For sale. Quantity of drain pipes, various sizes, house tiles and flower pots, all superior quality. Load C.R or N.B Rail. James Potter, Firs Brick and Tile…
1899 – Bartonshill Brick Company, Brickmakers, Bargeddie, Glasgow. 23/09/1899 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Valuation Court – Bartonshill Brick Company asked that the valuation of £150 on their works should be deleted. Mr McLeish, writer, Glasgow. supported the appeal, which involved a legal question which is under appeal presently as to there being no lease, the…
The Calder Fireclay Company was founded in 1880 by Robert Fleming & Co with a brickworks at Armadale. The Company was reconstructed in 1892 as the Calder Fireclay Co and passed into the control of the Paine family who erected a brickworks 2 miles south east of Airdrie near the Carnbroe Iron Works. They also…
Canmore Greenfield Brickworks, Shettleston, Glasgow were later known as Frankfield Brickworks 27/05/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – New joint stock companies, Scotland – Greenfield Coal and Brick Company, Greenfield Colliery, Shettleston – to purchase from Thomas Spittal, contractor, Shettleston his business of colliery proprietor and brick maker, and to carry on the business of miners, smelters,…
Sited close to the glassworks, and probably dates back to about 1750. An advertisement in the Stirling Journal of 20th July 1820 offers common brick at 30 shillings per thousand and firebricks at 70 shillings per thousand. The firebricks very superior having been fully proved in the strongest furnaces. It was managed by W &…
Below – 31/01/1873 – Glasgow Herald – Stobcross Brickfield, Opposite St Vincent Crescent, Glasgow – brickmakers plant for sale. Sold in consequence of the competition of the contract by Mr Alexander Thomson.