Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian Canmore C. 1880 – Robert Muir owned the Fireclay Works at Barbauchlaw. Below – 1895 – Baurbauchlaw Brick works c1897 – c1947 – Barbauchlaw, a fireclay and common brickworks, operated in East Main Street, Armadale. The clay was supplied by the neighbouring mine. By the end of post-war period, building bricks…
23/09/1899 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Serious accident – At South Broadrigg Brickwork, Blackridge, on Thursday afternoon, Hugh Maxwell, about 22, while in the act of oiling the teethed wheels of the brickmaking machine, got caught by the clothes and dragged in such a way as to sustain severe injuries about the lower part of the body. Dr Anderson found Maxwell in a critical state, no hope being entertained for his recovery. He is the son of Mr James Maxwell, general manager to the company.
1903 – Robert Muir & Co Ltd – (composition & fireclay brick manufacturers, red & white composition bricks, boiler blocks, flue covers &c.), Armadale, Barbauchlaw, Boghead & South Broadrigg brick works, Armadale station, Linlithgowshire.
Below – 17/01/1908 – Linlithgowshire Gazette
Below – 22/05/1908 – Linlithgowshire Gazette – Theft of brass bushes from South Broadrigg Brick Works which had been closed for some time.
Below – 18/09/1908 – Linlithgowshire Gazette – Machinery damaged by a man who had been dismissed from the South Broadrigg brickworks.
08/01/1909 – Linlithgowshire Gazette – Our County in 1908 – ….The foundries and brickworks are not so busy as usual and could do with a great deal more work. Messrs Robert Muir & Co owners of Armadale, Barbauchlaw and Boghead brickworks having been at law with the United Collieries Company regarding their lease of South Broadrigg brick works had their case settled in their favour in the House of Lords early in the year and resumed operations at the works on the 4th July.
Below – 14/04//1911 – Compensation to a female who was injured at Broadrigg brick works.