Newbie Brick and Tile Works, Newbie, Annan, Dumfriesshire

01/07/1892 – Annandale Observer – Reference to ‘Mr Comrie, Newbie Tileworks’ attending a meeting at the Victoria Hall, Annan.

16/09/1892 – Annandale Observer – On Monday in Dumfries Sheriff Court, before Honorary Sheriff Substitute Shortt, Charles Wright, pedlar and his wife Margaret Wright pleaded guilty to drunken and outrageous behaviour at Newbie Brickworks, Annan on Saturday night. Wright was also charged with assaulting William Comrie, manager of the brickworks and was fined 7/6 with the alternative of 5 days imprisonment. His wife was fined 5s with the alternative of 3 days imprisonment.

Below – 1898 – Newbie Brick and Tile Works.

1903 – Newbie Brick and Tile Works, Newbie, Annan, Dumfriesshire. William Cormie, manager.

21/09/1918 – Dumfries and Galloway Standard – Dumfries Sheriff Court Wednesday Thomas Kerr (13), schoolboy, son of Mary Jane Murray or Kerr, widow, Irving Bank, Annan, was charged with stealing a gentleman’s bicycle from a brick kiln at Newbie Brickworks on 27th August. He pleaded guilty. Mr R. Y. Mackay, P.F., said the accused discovered the bicycle in the kiln and took it away. He had been previously convicted. Accused’s mother, who was present in court, said she was at Moffat the time the offence was committed. The boy had a bicycle of his own. A number of boys had been riding on this bicycle, and her son was probably afraid to take it back, as the owner would thrash him, and he hid it in a cornfield. Sheriff Campion said he expected the accused had got into bad company. He deferred sentence till 20th December.

1929 – The brickworks are gone by this date.

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