Drumpark Brickworks, Bargeddie, Glasgow.

Drumpark Brickworks, Bargeddie, Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Canmore

British Brick Society Information Sheet No 31 (Nov’ 83) “Dewar and Findlay Ltd, Drumpark Brickworks, Bargeddie, Glasgow. (NR 705641). Operated from 1895 to 1977, producing high quality pressed red facings, either red or blue.

Below – 14/07/1919 – The Scotsman – Dewar and Finlay dispose of Drumpark Brick Works and it is taken over by the new proprietors Dewar and Finlay Ltd.

03/10/1931 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – New Roman Catholic School, Coates Hill, Coatbridge …. the structure is of a simple and substantial nature of brickwork harled with cement and having a base and other features of facing bricks from Drumpark ……

01/04/1933 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Drumpark quoiting club. Reference to Mr Thomas Davie, director of Drumpark Brickworks opening the club.

Below  – 01/01/1949 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Coal thefts endanger production. A man is arrested.

Below – 31/03/1951 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Fatal accident at Drumpark Brickworks.

16/10/1954 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Many thefts of coal have been taking place at the Drumpark Brickworks of Dewar and Finlay Limited, Bargeddie and Police have arrested several persons some of whom have already been prosecuted. ….. The principal offenders, it is stated, are women and children.

17/03/1856 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – The Drumpark Brickworks social and dance was held in Ballieston Welfare Hall on Thursday of last week.

1977 – Drumpark Brickworks, Bargeddie, Lanarkshire (NS 704643) of Dewar & Finlay Ltd. were closed and sold up in May. One of the few Scottish works making plastic-clay facing bricks, Drumpark had an unusually wide range of kilns. The main kiln range was, unusually for Scotland, of the Staffordshire type, and there were circular and rectangular downdraught kilns., Much of the clay preparation and brick moulding machinery was by James Mitchell & Son, the Cambuslang clay machinery specialists.

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