Birkfield Brickworks, Carluke, South Lanarkshire

1952 – Glasgow Iron and Steels’s first venture in brickmaking was in 1952 when it commissioned and built the present Birkfield Brickworks in Carluke and this was consolidated in 1954 with the purchase of the Motherwell Brick Company Limited. Nevertheless, brickmaking remained an ancillary part of the company operations until 1976.

11/01/1952 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Hint of early production start at new brickworks. A production start is expected to be made in the early spring at the new brickworks at Roadmeetings. (Note – SBH – I believe this is the Birkfield Brickworks).

03/07/1970 – Wishaw Press – Glasgow Iron and Steel Company Ltd, Kiln emptiers, Experienced men required for brickworks in Carluke area Good wages and production bonus in operation. Apply to the Manager, Birkfield Manager, Boghall Road, Carluke.

29/09/1978 – Wishaw Press – Brickwork maintenance person required for Birkfield Brickworks, Carluke. Applicants preferably over 30. Must have experience in servicing, brick making machinery. Starting wage/salary will depend upon the successful applicant’s previous experience. Apply in writing to Glasgow Iron & Steel Company,11 Clairmont, Gardens Glasgow.

Below  – GISCOL Birkfield sign rescued by George Kennedy.

GISCOL Birkfield sign

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