Barrachnie Colliery and Brick Works, Baillieston, Glasgow

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Could these brickworks be the source of bricks marked Garowhill and Garrownhill.

Below – 02/10/1928 – Dundee Courier – G & J Paton, West Station Buildings, Dundee – Sole agents for Barrachnie, Bishopbriggs, Broomhouse and Craigrigg building bricks.

Below – 02/03/1931 – The Scotsman – The Mount Vernon Colliery Co Ltd (In liquidation) – For sale  – The following pits and brickworks belonging to the Company including Cadder Brickworks, Bishopbriggs and Barrachnie Brickworks, Ballieston and Broomhouse brickworks……

Below – 09/08/1932 – The Scotsman –  Annie Blane, brickworker embezzles £10 from the Barrachnie brickworks holiday fund. Found guilty at court.

22/09/1933 – Motherwell – Another brick manufacturer fined. At Airdrie Sheriff Court last Friday the Gartocher Coal and Brick Company, Barrachnie brick manufacturers admitted a charge brought by H.M. Inspector of Factories under teh Factories and Workshops Act of employing a number of boys on nightshifts and on Sundays. An agent for the firm explained that there was a shortage of hands during the holiday period when work was urgent. Hon Sheriff Forsyth imposed a fine of £5 inclusive of costs.

Below – 1936 –  OS Map – Barrachnie Colliery and Brick Works, Garrowhill, Glasgow. ( The works are not marked in 1910 )

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