Canmore 1852 – Gavin Pettewgrove (Pettigrew?), brick and tile maker, Cambesnethan. (Note – SBH – I am not certain this entry relates to the Allanton Works but I have detailed it here meantime to ensure it is recorded). 12/01/1855 – Glasgow Herald – Royal Patriotic Fund, Lanarkshire. Contributors – Allanton Brick and Tile Work. 1858…
Wellwood Brick Co. Works, Dunfermline, Fife.
1934 – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that these works were operated by Stewart and Son at this time. (Note – SBH – I believe this may be John Stewart and Sons who also operated the Anniston Brickworks, Inverkeillor, Angus).
22/05/1937 – The Scotsman – New Fife brickworks. The steadily increasing demand for bricks for housing schemes in West Fife has resulted in the formation in Dunfermline of a private company, which intends to engage in the manufacture of bricks on an extensive scale. The works are to be erected alongside the Leadside Colliery of Thomas Spowart & Co . (Ltd) at Wellwood and the blae output of the pit will be utilised in the works, in which kilns and brickmaking plant of the most up-to-date description will be installed. It is hoped to make a beginning with the production of bricks in September.
06/11/1937 – The Scotsman – New Scottish Companies – The Wellwood Brick Company Limited, Wellwood by Dunfermline. Private company to carry on the business of the manufacture of bricks and fireclay goods. Capital £15,000 in £1 shares. Subscribers James Stewart, J.D.Stewart, Charles Stewart and William Stewart all building contractors, Phoenix Lane, Dunfermline.
09/03/1840 – Dundee Courier – Man wanted to drive a Chaseside Fordson shovel, permanent employment. State experience and wages required to Wellwood Brick Company, Wellwood, Dunfermline.
07/02/1941 – Dundee Courier – Excavator for sale – 1/3 cube Chaseside excavator, new August 1940 – can be seen at work any day between the hours of 8 am and 4.30 pm. Wellwood Brick Company Ltd, Wellwood, Dunfermline.
10/01/1942 – Yorkshire Evening Post – Burner for Hoffman kiln wanted at once in Fife, Scotland. Free house and good wage to competent man. Apply Wellwood Brick Company Ltd, Wellwood, Dunfermline.
Below – 06/09/1946 – Dundee Evening Telegraph – Fire at Wellwood Brickworks.
30/05/1955 – Dundee Courier – Man to train in brick machinery maintenance. Some engineering experience an advantage. Good conditions and wages based on a 5 day week. Small house available. Also a man for burnt kiln. Apply Wellwood Brick Company Ltd, Wellwood, Dunfermline.
Early 1970s – The 1985 publication ‘A survey of Scottish brickmarks’ suggests that these works were operated by The Hepworth Group around this time.
25/03/1977 – Wishaw Press – Several mining applications were recommended for approval by the committee … Wellwood Brick Company Limited for the working of Allanton Fireclay Works, Newmains was approved …