Canmore Below – Source Falkirk Museum and Archives – Callendar Brick and Fireclay Works, Glen Village, Falkirk. Callendar Brickworks. Callendar Firebrick and Tileworks. Glen Brickworks. The Brickworks appear to have been constructed after 1820 as a set of plans of this date give no evidence for such a site. In 1868 John Wilson held a…
07/07/1866 – Falkirk Herald – Serious accident. A somewhat serious accident happened on Monday to a man named Matthew Russell, at Blackbraes Brickworks, belonging to Messrs J. & J. Dougall. It appears that while he was at work at the clay pan, the shaft connected with it got heated, and one of the labourers stopped the engine for the purpose of getting it cooled. He told Russell to go out of the way he was going to reverse the engine, but he did not hear him and put his shovel into the pan. The engine being in motion this time it caught Russell’s shovel, drew it below the rollers, and threw him against the edge of the pan, breaking several of his ribs. He was conveyed home immediately. Dr Girdwood was speedily sent for and did all be could to allay his sufferings. The last accounts we have heard of him are, that he is progressing favourably.
18/11/1869 – Falkirk Herald – Coals, bricks and fireclay. The Blackbraes diamond coal, so much used some years ago, may now be had at 9s per ton, delivered in Falkirk and Grahamston. Other qualities as formerly viz Blabraes soft splint 8s 6d per ton. James Russel and Son can deliver at Grahamston Station.
Blackbraes composition bricks at 22s per 1000
Blackbraes fire bricks at 36s per 1000.
Wet ground fireclay at 6s 6d per ton.
Dry ground fireclay at 9s per ton.
Apply to Peter Stewart, Pleasance or at Grahamston Station.
29//07/1875 – Falkirk Herald – Blackbraes composition bricks.
On the Hill … 23s 6d per thousand.
At Avonbridge … 27 6 per thousand.
At Broxburn Junction … 30 6 per thousand.
At Castlecary … 32 per thousand.
At Crofthead … 33 per thousand.
At Drumshoreland … 33 6 per thousand.
At East Calder … 33 6 per thousand.
At Gogar … 33 per thousand.
At Grahamston … 29 per thousand.
At Grangemouth … 30 per thousand.
At Kirkliston … 33 per thousand.
At Limeroad Siding … 29 6 per thousand.
At Linlithgow … 27 per thousand.
At Polmont … 27 6 per thousand.
At Ratho … 31 6 per thousand.
At Uphall … 32 6 per thousand.
Apply to James Russel & Son, Falkirk.
18/11/1876 – Falkirk Herald – Blackbraes bricks. Composition bricks for sale at 31s per 1000 delivered at Grahamston Station. Nine courses of these bricks are equal to 10 others and there is a saving in wages too. Apply to James Russel & Son, Falkirk.
Below – 25/10/1877 – Falkirk Herald – Blackbraes Brickworks, Falkirk to let. James Russel and Son.
Below – 1896 – Blackbraes Brickworks marked as disused.