Many thanks to Terrence Honore and the Palmiste Historical Society for the following information. These Scottish bricks were found on the Cedar Grove, Canaan Palmiste Estates, Trinidad. They were formerly owned by Scotsmen like the Lamonts. A chimney of bricks from that era 1810, still stands, along with bridges and a few other structures. The…
21/05/1870 – Hamilton Advertiser – Shotts. Medical. The workmen connected with Cityside Colliery and Oil Work, belonging to Messrs Hamilton. M’Culloch & Co., have elected Dr Jones, Newarthill, to their medical attendant. (Note – SBH – This entry appears to be dated prior to the company manufacturing bricks but I have added it as it refers to the colliery owners who appear to have also been the owners of the brickworks apres 1878).
17/05/1878 – Glasgow Herald – To contractors and others – MacDonald, Eadie and Waddell have opened Cityside Brick, Pipe and Fireclay Works, near Bellside and are prepared to supply composition bricks and all kinds of fireclay Goods on the most reasonable terms. Cityside Works, by Holytown.
17/08/1878 – Mysterious disappearance. On Tuesday night, Joseph Hughes aged 26 years left City-Side Brickworks and has not since been heard of. Being rather weak-minded, it is feared harm may have befallen him.
1878 – Hamilton McCulloch and Co, brickmakers Cityside, by Holytown, Lanarkshire
1882 – Robert Hamilton, brickmaker, Cityside, by Holytown (page 57).
07/04/1883 – Lanarkshire Upper Ward Examiner – Sale of Colliery, Oil Work and Brick Work Plant at Cityside, near Omoa Station, C.R. On Tuesday 17th April at 11 o’clock. The plant consists of engines, boilers, permanent and pit rails, cart and hutch. Weighing machines, a large quantity of malleable and cast scrap, number of vitrified pipes. Also, about 400 tons calcinated ironstone, Catalogue in perpetration. Shirlaw Allan & Co. auctioneers