This example is in the possession of the National Museum, Scotland. Note the small lug above the ‘C’. The rear has an unusual square-ended frog with a middle bar. Scottish Brick Corporation Following nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969, saw the NCB…
I believe Drumgrew Brickworks and Gartshore Brickworks are one of the same.
1867 – William Baird and Co, Coal and Iron Stone Owners, Gartshore.
06/12/1933 – Kirkintilloch Herald – Brick manufacturing – Messrs William Baird and Co have started operations for the erection of a brickwork at Drumgrew, in the immediate vicinity of the refuse bing at their Gartshore colliery.
Below – 30/12/1935 – Dundee Courier – Gartshore Composition bricks advert.
06/04/1937 – Dundee Courier – David Symons, (14), residing at Twechar near Kilsyth was crushed to death yesterday afternoon when working at Drumgrew Brickwork. He was fastening hutches on to a haulage chain when he was dragged into the haulage wheel. He had been working there only a week or two.
Below – 29/04/1938 – The Scotsman – William Baird advert – references Gartshore brick brand.
24/01/1940 – Kirkintilloch Herald – Assault at Gartshore Brickworks. 2 female workers fighting. It was just after the days works. They were inside the works. They were going to the bothy to change clothes. Accused pled guilty to assault. Fined 10 shillings or 10 days.
1947 – The national Coal Board became owners.
1969 – 1981 – The Scottish Brick Corporation were the owners.
Found by Bob Banks in the Bo’ness area. Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
Found by Eddie Mclean in the Ayrshire area. Annbank Brickworks, Annbank, Ayrshire. . . . .
Found by Ian Suddaby in Aberdeenshire. Centurion Brickworks, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire owned by the Scottish Brick Company. . . . . . .
Cadder Brickworks, Kirkintilloch Road, Cadder, East Dumbartonshire aka Cadder Moss Brickworks. These Brickworks were initially operated as the Cadder Brickworks and run by a Company which changed its title to the Cadder Brick Company and then they were sold to Keir and Cawder who continued to run it as their Cadder Brickworks. 27/02/1929 – Kirkintilloch…
Found in Bathville, West Lothian. Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
24/04/1975 – The Scotsman – Scotland’s brickmakers build Scotland’s future. Scottish members of the Scottish Brick Development Association. Cherryton Brick Company. Dewar and Finlay Ltd. Glasgow Iron and Steel. Kirkforthar Brick Co Ltd. Motherwell Brick Co. Scottish Brick Co Ltd.
(Note – SBH – This page should be read in conjunction with the pages dedicated to the Sanquhar Brick and Tile Works and the Fauldhead Collieries Brick Works) 1962 – The Upper Nithsdale Coalworks from Pictish Times to 1925. Compiled by J C L McConnel – Brickmaking. This industry formed, in later times, a part…
Found by Ian Suddaby at Carberry, East Lothian. This example is not in my possession. LB – Likely to stand for Lochgelly Brickworks as SBC took them over in 1969. The ‘B’ looks like an 8 in the photo but it is definitely a ‘B’. SBC – Scottish Brick Corporation or Company. . .
Keir & Cawder, Bishopbriggs Works, Glasgow. Alternative brickworks include: Blackhill Works, Glasgow. Holytown Works, Glasgow. Summerston Works, Glasgow. Cadder Works, Glasgow. 04/01/1932 – The Scotsman – The heavy rains were responsible for serious flooding at Wester Springfield, Bishopbriggs … Bishopbriggs Brickworks at Moss Cottages was also flooded, the water rising to a depth of 12…