Knightswood Brickworks, Knightswood, Glasgow.

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Kenneth Sanderson states in his book The Scottish Refractory Industry 1830 – 1980 – “Hurll owned brick building works and associated clay pits at Garscube, Maryhill, Knightswood, Yoker and Garscadden, all in the Glasgow area. Garscube made sewage pipes on an early Pullen and Mann machine, using fireclays sent from Glenboig. The British Clayworker Magazine of November 1984 reported the discovery of a blue Staffordshire type of clay in the Carluke area, Lanarkshire, which was also used at Garscube for a period. The Garscube and Knightswood Works had closed by the early 1930’s but the Garscadden Works continued until 1948 when it was leased to Keir and Cawder”

Below – 1894 – Knightswood Brickworks, Knightswood, Glasgow Nr Netherton. (Not depicted on the 1911 map)

1898 – Glasgow Herald – North British Railway Company – …..No 3 and No 4 were deviations of existing mineral lines at Knightswood and Cowdenhill. These were necessary in order to permit of the extension of the brick works at Knighstwood belonging to the Coltness Iron Company under an arrangement made with them……

13/05/1904 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Accident – WhiIe Charles Meechan , (28), Machinery – greaser, and residing at Walker’s Square, Maryhill, was engaged at his usual employment at Coltness Brickworks, near Knightswood. on the morning of Saturday, 7th May 1904, when his left foot slipped off the edge of the brick-mixer in which was encased a revolving shaft studded with knives, which caught his foot and dragged his left leg in among the knives, which broke and twisted his foot and leg above the knee. Dr. Hutcheson. Maryhill was immediately summoned, who, on arrival, amputated his leg. Meechan was immediately afterwards conveyed in an ambulance to the Western Infirmary.

27/06/1913 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Accident on the railway……. references an accident when a female was crossing from the west to the east side of the branch line of the North British Railway, which leads to the Coltness Brick Works, near to Netherton……

05/03/1915 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Accident on the railway – About 5.30 p.m. on Monday, while John Cowie (35), unmarried, a brakesman in the employment the Caledonian Railway Company, and residing c/a Carson, 105 Petershill Road, was attending to the points on the N.B. railway branch line betwteen Temple and Coltness Brick Works, near Fulton Street, Temple, he attempted to cross in front an engine coming from the brickworks, which knocked him down and fractured his right leg. He was removed in an ambulance waggon to the Western Infirmary, where Dr. Peate found that he had sustained compound fracture of both bones of the right leg above the ankle.

25/06/1915 – Milngavie and Bearsden Herald – Temple – Accident – Peter Calder (46), Netherton Street, was braking a railway waggon in the works of the Coltness Brick Company at Knightswood, when an iron bar which he was using got caught in the wheels of the waggon, struck him on the right side, and threw him against a scaffold, fracturing his left collar bone

c. 1930 – Kenneth Sanderson states in his book The Scottish Refractory Industry 1830 – 1980 – “Hurll owned building brick works and associated clay pits at Garscube, Maryhill, Knightswood, Yoker and Garscadden, all in the Glasgow area. Garscube made sewage pipes on an early Pullen and Mann machine, using fireclays sent from Glenboig. The British Clayworker Magazine of November 1984 reported the discovery of a blue Staffordshire type of clay in the Carluke area, Lanarkshire, which was also used at Garscube for a period. The Garscube and Knightswood Works had closed by the early 1930’s but the Garscadden Works continued until 1948 when it was leased to Keir and Cawder”

 

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