Canmore – Methil Brick Works aka Aberhill Aberhill Brickworks, Methil, Fife AKA Methil Brickworks – Methil Brick Company. Below – Many thanks to Ronald Gage for the following undated photograph of brick workers standing outside a kiln at the Aberhill Brickworks. Ronald states the Works opened in 1908, closed in 1952 and were demolished in 1976….
Source for information below is from the Carluke Parish Historical Society.
Loudon and Miller – Coalmasters and Brickmakers, East Law Colliery and Mauldslie Fire Clay Works, Carluke.
John Loudon had his own grocer’s and draper’s business in Newmains. He joined Archibald Miller in partnership in 1873 as a joiner, builder, brick maker and contractor.
The joiners business was successful for 4 years. In 1873 they took a coalfield and brickfield at Mauldslie and started brick production. The colliery opened in 1875 after 2 years boring.
Archibald Miller had his own joiner’s business from 1868. He joined Loudon in 1873. Both put £800 into the business.
The joinery and contracting partnership was dissolved about 1877.
Miller then started Stonefield Sawmill in Blantyre. Loudon started as a flesher in Sauchiehall Street and lasted 9 months. He then went into confectionery and preserve in Campbell Street, Glasgow at a cost of £1000. Again he lost all. He then became the manager of the colliery and brickfield.
Sequestration proceedings were begun in July 1881.
Archibald Miller was residing at Stonefield Saw Mill, Blantyre
John Loudon was residing at Hampden Terrace, Mount Florida, Glasgow.
Below – 27/02/1909 – Carluke and Lanark Gazette – Court case.
20/03/1909 – The Scotsman – Mrs Barr v Caledonian Railway Company – Intimation was made that the action has been settled in which Mrs Grace Clarkson or Barr, wife of and residing with Robert Barr, miner Mauldslie Brick Work near Carluke sued the Caledonian Railway Company for £500 damages for personal injuries received by her on 16th September 1908 at Law Junction. The defenders denied fault but they have now paid the pursuer £105 and expenses and the action was taken out of court by joint minute……