Carbrook Clay Mine, Torwood, Falkirk, Stirlingshire


c. 1953 – The Carbrook Clay Mine lies to the north-west of Falkirk and was opened by Craigend Brickworks Ltd.

Below – 12/09/1957 – Glasgow Herald – Valuation appeals Craigend Brickworks Ltd, Craigend, Polmont


02/02/1972 – The Scotsman – Large haul of geliginite stolen from Carbrook Mine, Torwood … The mine is owned by Craigend Refractories, whose manager, Mr John Hume, said: ” Our main fear is that the explosives find their way into the hands of the IRA and that some poor soul in Northern Ireland will die as a result of what has happened …

06/10/1972 – The Scotsman – Sentence of 12 years to stand. The Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh yesterday refused an appeal by George McGarrigle (32) against a 12-year sentence imposed for possession of explosives. Lord Emslie, the Lord Justice-General, told McGarrigle that, short of murder or attempted murder, it was difficult to conceive of a crime more serious in its possible consequence than any one of the crimes of which he had been convicted. McGarrigle was found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow on two charges of reset involving 1300 sticks of explosives, which had been removed from Craigend Refractories, Ltd., Carbrook Mine, Dunipace, Stirlingshire, and two rifles removed from the Army Cadet Force, Jardine Street, Glasgow. He was also convicted of being in possession of a large quantity of explosives in a motor car in the vicinity of Cloch Lighthouse, Inverkin, Renfrewshire and elsewhere in the area and being in possession of a quantity of firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life or damage property in Greenock …

c. 1982 – The Carbrook Clay Mine was closed.

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