Niddrie Fireclay Mine, Niddrie, Edinburgh

19/11/1949 – The Scotsman – New fireclay mine at Niddrie. Messrs Steele Bros of the Niddrie Fireclay Works have started the driving of a fireclay mine close to the burn which forms the Edinburgh City boundary south of Niddrie. Hitherto the firm has drawn its fireclay supplies from Lanarkshire but boring revealed the possibility of getting them locally from the millstone grit formation within a quarter of a mile of the works. Some six or seven seams of fireclay between 4 feet and 6 feet in thickness are available of qualities suitable for both pipe making and enamelware. A delivery hopper has been built from which the clay will be taken to the works by lorry and it is hoped that the mine will be in production early in the new year.

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