20/07/1854 – Fife Herald – Moveable steam engine. Mr Robert Carcary, Forfarshire, has just procured an engine which is not only used in working the clay at the tilework, but is of such a construction that it can be conveyed by horses from place to place, and attached to either a thrashing mill, sawmill, or,…
Puggieston or Pugeston Brick and Tile Works, Montrose and later renamed Montrose Brick and Tile Works.
Bricks from these works were known locally as ‘puggies’ or ‘pudgies’.
1857 – 1861 – ScotlandsPlaces – A tile work on the farm of Newbigging The property of Mr Cruickshank.
14/12/1860 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review – Brick and tiles for sale – The lease at Pugieston Brick and Tile Works by Montrose is nearly expired. The stock on hand will be sold at reduced prices. Apply at the Works to A. Lindsay or Mr Crowe. Mains of Dun, 08/11/1860.
Below – 1862 – Puggieston Tileworks, Montrose
1869 – William Turner, Manager.
Below – Sept 1872 – Invoice Pugieston Brick and Tile Works, George Duncan, Drain Pipe and Tile Manufacturer.
1878 – George Duncan, brick and tile manufacturer, Puggeston. (Double G spelling).
1882 – George Duncan & Son, Puggeston Brick and Tile Works by Montrose. (Double G spelling).
20/04/1883 – Dundee Advertiser – To brick and tile makers. Wanted, 3 or 4 good hands for filling and emptying bricks and pipe kilns. Piece work. Apply at the Pugeston Brickworks by Montrose.
1886 – George Duncan, Carcarry, Farnell (Carcary) & Pugeston, Montrose.
1893 – 1896 – Pugeston Brick and Tile Works, Montrose. George Duncan & Son. T.O Hillside.
15/04/1899 – Dundee Advertiser – Fireman wanted for stationary engine and to make himself generally useful. Pugeston Brickworks.
1901 – Directory of Clayworkers – George Duncan & Son, Pugeston Brick and Tile Works, by Montrose. T. add. : ” Duncan, Pugeston, Hillside.”
Below – 1901 – Puggieston Brick and Tile Works, Montrose.
1903 – George Duncan, Pugeston, Dun, Montrose.
1918 – Robert Miller & Sons Ltd operating the works?
Below – 1922 – Montrose Brick and Tile Works, Montrose. (Name has changed).
28/08/1925 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review – William Fraser (17), labourer, 1 Northesk Road, Montrose, has been admitted into Montrose Royal Infirmary suffering from an injury to his right hand. Fraser, who is employed at Pudgeston Brickworks, was engaged at the pipe roller when his hand was caught, and one of his fingers and the palm of the hand was severely crushed. He was removed to the Infirmary where he was detained for treatment
Below – 1938 – Montrose Brick and Tile Works, Montrose.
09/09/1938 – Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review – Manager injured. George Grant (43), manager, Pugeston Brickworks, near Montrose, sustained severe injuries to his left hand through having it crushed between two rollers of a machine. He was removed to Dundee Royal Infirmary.
1945 – J Tulloch and Co Ltd take over from Robert Miller & Sons Ltd?
Below – 24/12/1948 – Britain from above – J Tulloch and Co. Ltd. Brick and Tile Works, Pugeston.
1952 – Works close?
Below – 2 undated photographs believed to be taken from 2 old postcards that were marked ‘Montrose Brick and Tile Works’