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…
Broomhouse Brickworks, Broomhouse, Lanarkshire.
Info – Opened 1883, closed 1 January 1917, re-opened 2 June 1919, closed 24 September 1927. The station here closed in 1927 but the signal box remained open. The signal box replaced an earlier on in 1914 and was closed in 1960. The station remained standing after closure. There was a brickworks siding. To the south of the station was the Broomhouse Colliery and to the north the Daldowie Colliery.
09/06/1947 – The Scotsman – Glasgow business man’s death – Mr George Stewart Paton, Partner with his brother in the firm of Messers G & J Paton, engineers and merchants, Wellington Street, Glasgow and chairman of the Broomhouse Brick Company Ltd, died on Saturday at his home in Douglas Gardens, Uddingston. He was 60 years of age. A native of Uddingston, Mr Paton was widely known in the Scottish building trade. He was a past deacon of the Incorporation of Masons and a past President of the Scottish Cement Merchants Association. Mr Paton was a well known member of the Glasgow Conservative Club. Before WW1 he spent some time in the Argentine as a Civil Engineer.