Hermand Brick & Tile Works, West Calder

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06/02/1892 – Linlithgow Gazette – West Calder – Run down on the railway – The body of a middle aged man was found on the Caledonian Railway between Limefield and West Calder on Saturday evening. The deceased had apparently been run down by the 5 o’clock express train to Edinburgh while walking towards West Calder from his work. The body was identified as that of William Carroll (31) a labourer employed at the Hermand brick manufactory.

21/04/1903 – Edinburgh Evening News – Man found dead at West Calder – Man found dead at West Calder  – When the workmen went to their work at Hermand brick works this morning they found the dead body of a man who had apparently gone into work for shelter during the night. The body was identified as that of Martin McDonald (54) a labourer belonging to the Parish. The authorities were communicated with and the body was removed to the mortuary.

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