Summerston Brickworks, Balmore Road, Wester Balmuildy, Glasgow

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Summerston Brickworks, Balmore Road, Wester Balmuildy, Glasgow.

Alternative(s) Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brickworks.

Alternative Names  – Milngavie; Bishopbriggs; Brickworks.

c.1937 – 1960s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that Keir and Cawder Ltd operated the works during this period.

Below – 1938 – The site of the Summerston Brickworks 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 – 1969 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Alexandra Transport Company operated the works during this period.

c.1969 – 1978 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that the Scottish Brick Corporation operated the works during this period.

09/03/1972 – Falkirk Herald – Fatality at Summerston Brickworks.

Fatality Summerston Brickworks

c. 1978 – Works closed. (Source Survey of Scottish Brickmarks).

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