The following information and photographs have been supplied by Jack Whittles and Christa Stone from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Jack states “Recently I have been collecting many bricks from a colliery site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. The Colliery was for the Cumberland Coal Mines that were in operation from about 1888 to 1961….
Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works, Glengonar, Perth, Fife.
Alexander Dougal – 1828 – 1899 – as a young man was at Rentonhall Brickworks, Morham, East Lothian, (learning the trade ? ) About 1859 he was at Forgandenny Brick & Tileworks as a tenant. By 1869 he was back in Linlithgow, and Winchburgh Brick and Tile works had begun. With 2 of his sons in the business, Winchburgh Brickworks continued beyond Alexander’s death in 1892.
31/05/1849 – Perthshire Advertiser – The subscriber begs to inform his friends and the public that he has on hand at all times a large stock of drain tiles of all descriptions and, from their quality and lowness of the terms, will be enabled to compete with any in the district. The tiles can be put on the Railway Waggon in the tilework, and forwarded from Forgandenny Station, Scottish Central Railway. Orders to be taken in at the work by George Thomson. Alexander Kerr, Manager. Forgandenny Tilework, 11/05/1849.
31/10/1850 – Perthshire Advertiser – Notice – Contractors desirous of tendering for the removing of soil and raising of several thousand cubic yards of clay at Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works will learn the conditions by applying at the work: and offers to be lodged with John Graham, Manager on or before 10th November. Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works 30/10/1850.
25/12/1851 – Perthshire advertiser – Tenders wanted for the raising of several thousand cubic yards of clay at the Forgandenny brick and tileworks, according to conditions to be seen at the work. Offers to be lodged with John Graham, manager on or before Saturday the 3d January 1852. Forgandenny Tileworks 23/12/1851.
30/12/1854 – Northern Warder and General Advertiser – Collection for the Patriotic Fund – John Graham, manager, Forgandenny Tileworks – £1.
23/05/1857 – Perthshire Advertiser – Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works. W & G Dougal beg to intimate that they have taken a lease of the above well known works and are now prepared to supply the Public with first-rate brick and tile at very moderate prices.
Below – 1859 – Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works.
1862 – Forgandenny Tileworks, Bridge or Earn. W & G Dougall.
Below – 22/11/1866 – Perthshire Advertiser – Forgandenny Brick and Tile Works occupied by Messrs Dougal brothers to let.
1871 – Alexander Christie – Brickmaker, 15 Path Road, Forgandenny, Perthshire.
10/08/1871 – Perthshire Advertiser – Forgandenny .. Mr Dougal, tile manufacturer was unanimously re-elected as a member of the parochial board for the forthcoming year.
1899 – The works are not shown on the 1899 OS Map.