Found by Bob Banks in the Bo’ness area. Barbauchlaw Brick Works, Armadale, West Lothian. . . . .
Summerston Brickworks, Balmore Road, Wester Balmuildy, Glasgow
Alternative(s) Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brick Works
Alternative Names – Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brick Works
c. 1937 – Works erected by Keir and Cawder. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).
Below – 1938 – The site of the Summerston Brick Works as pointed out by Andrew Gemmell.
15/03/1952 – The British Clayworker – Scottish Brickworks Fire – The Summerston Brickworks of Keir and Cawder Ltd. of Glasgow were seriously damaged in a fire which occurred last month. The blaze is believed to have resulted from a spark, which fired the machine shop and then swept through the works. Output was brought to a halt as a result of the blaze. Keir and Cawder Ltd. are meeting demand by drawing on other brickworks in their group.
c. 1960 – Works taken over by the Alexander Transport Company. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).
c. 1969 – Works taken over by the Scottish Brick Company. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).
09/03/1972 – Falkirk Herald – Fatality Summerston Brickworks.
c. 1978 – Works closed. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).
Found by Ian Suddaby in Aberdeenshire. Centurion Brickworks, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire owned by the Scottish Brick Company. . . . . . .
03/05/1939 – The Scotsman – Tile Factory at Cadder – 10 acres of ground have been secured on Messrs Keir and Cawder’s estate at Crofthead Farm, Cadder, Bishopbriggs by the Merrylee Tile Company, London who propose laying down plant etc for the manufacture of roofing tiles for houses. Plans of the firms proposals have been…
Cadder Brick Works, Kirkintilloch Road, Cadder, East Dumbartonshire aka Cadder Moss Brickworks. These Brick Works were initially operated as the Cadder Brick Works and run by a Company which changed its title to the Cadder Brick Company and then they were sold to Keir and Cawder who continued to run it as their Cadder Brick…
24/04/1975 – The Scotsman – Scotland’s brickmakers build Scotland’s future. Scottish members of the Scottish Brick Development Association. Cherryton Brick Company. Dewar and Finlay Ltd. Glasgow Iron and Steel. Kirkforthar Brick Co Ltd. Motherwell Brick Co. Scottish Brick Co Ltd.
Found by Ian Suddaby at Carberry, East Lothian. This example is not in my possession. LB – Likely to stand for Lochgelly Brickworks as SBC took them over in 1969. The ‘B’ looks like an 8 in the photo but it is definitely a ‘B’. SBC – Scottish Brick Corporation or Company. . .
Keir & Cawder, Bishopbriggs Works, Glasgow. Alternative brickworks include: Blackhill Works, Glasgow. Holytown Works, Glasgow. Summerston Works, Glasgow. Cadder Works, Glasgow. 04/01/1932 – The Scotsman – The heavy rains was responsible for serios flooding at Wester Springfield, Bishopbriggs ……… Bishopbriggs Brickworks at Moss Cootages was also flooded, the water rising to a depth of 12…
Found by Ian Suddaby in Whitehaven, Cumbria Centurion Brickworks, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire owned by the Scottish Brick Company. The bricks formed a demolished wall. Only a proportion of the bricks were stamped and none had both the name and the batch manufacturing date stamped on the same brick. . . . .
Below – 03/09/1964 – Aberdeen Press and Journal. Coltness Industries Limited – 1837 to 1964 including the Coltness Brickworks Limited. Below – 12/12/1966 – Coventry Evening Telegraph – Coltness Brickworks losses. Below – 03/04/1970 – Newcastle Evening Chronicle – Advert for a general manager. Below – 25/06/1970 – The Glasgow Herald – Coltness Brickworks –…
Found in the Ayrshire / Lanarkshire area by John (Ian) Jones, Ayrshire. Scottish Brick Corporation Following nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, the National Coal Board (NCB) inherited a number of brickworks. Around 1969, saw the NCB selling off its brickworks with the Scottish Brick Corporation (SBC) taking over most of them, some 33…