Found by Ian Suddaby at Ravenscraig, Motherwell. This example is not in my possession. The brick is broken and the stamp is incomplete but the obscured part does appear to start with a ‘B’. Miller Bros, Fallside Quarries and Brickworks, Uddingston. . .
02/11/1896 – Glasgow Herald – Wanted. Locomotive 2″ to 10″ cylinders. State price and where seen to Miller Brothers, Fallside Quarry, Uddingston.
09/04/1898 – Hamilton Advertiser – Quarrymen wanted. Apply Miller Bros, Fallside Quarry, Fallside.
28/04/1899 – Hamilton Herald – Quarrymen’s wages. Towards the end of last week a meeting of the Scottish Quarrymen’s Union, Fallside Branch No 8 was held when it was proposed to approach the masters and seek an increase of wages and deputations were appointed for the purpose. A reply was first of all received from Mr King, Bothwell Park Quarries and Brickworks Limited conceding the men’s demands. Intimation was then received on Tuesday that the action of Mr King had been followed by the following firms:- Messrs Miller Brothers, Viewpark Quarries, Uddingston; Messrs Miller and Renwick, Fallside Quarries No 2; Mr John Morton, Fallside and Messrs Murray and Purdie, Nackerty, Uddingston. The advance takes place from 1st May and raises the quarrymen’s wages to 7 ½ per hour and crane-men to 30s per week. It is expected now that the quarrymasters in Coatbridge and Cleland districts will also give way to avoid any disputes.
21/10/1899 – Bellshill Speaker – The First Division of the Court of Session on Wednesday ordered issues for the jury trial of an action brought by Edward James, quarryman, now an inmate of the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, against Miller Bros., quarrymasters, Fallside, Uddingston, for £1000 or £202 16s under the Employers Liability Act, as damages in respect of personal injuries. On the 27th February 1899, the pursuer was working in the defenders’ quarry, when the leg of a crane slid off the planks, and struck the pursuer, throwing him on to the railway line. The defenders deny fault.
27/01/1900 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – In the Court of Session on Tuesday a settlement was intimated to the First Division in an action by Edward James. quarryman, an inmate of the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, against Miller Brothers. quarry masters, Fallside, Uddingston. The pursuer sues for £1000 or £202 16s as damages for injuries. He was, on 27th February 1899, assisting to transfer a crane from a quarry at Fallside to a field on the other side of a line of the railway when one of the legs of the crane got off the planking and striking the pursuer, knocked him down on to the railway. He was, he says, seriously injured and has besides nearly lost his eyesight. It is maintained that the method of moving the crane upon rollers without taking it to pieces was not a safe one. The defendants say that the method was the usual and customary one and that the pursuer was slightly injured on account of the carelessness of a fellow labourer. They further say that the action is irrelevant in respect that the pursuer elected to take his provisions under the Workmen’s Compensation Act. and was paid half wages regularly down to 10th April 1899 when he declined to accept further payment, it is believed on the advice of his agents. The terms of the settlement were not stated.
1901 – The Directory of Clay workers 1901 – Miller Bros, Fallside Quarries and Brickworks, Uddingston near Glasgow. Vitrified blue bricks. Tel address – Miller Bros, Uddingston.
01/11/1902 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Sale of quarry and brickworks plant, locomotive branch railway &c at Fallside Quarries and Brickwork by Uddingston, in November. Shirlaw, Allan & Co beg to intimate instructions from Messrs Miller Bros in consequence of the termination of the lease, to sell by auction as above. Particulars afterwards and catalogues in course of preparation. Hamilton 31/10/1902.