Westfield Brickworks, Westfield, West Lothian

Westfield Brickworks, Westfield, West Lothian.

(Note  – SBH – So where exactly were these works situated? Was it possibly on the site of the old Avoncrook Brickworks?).

04/08/1961 – West Lothian Courier – Westfield man fined for theft … he was a smallholder at Westfield … and was employed at the brickworks … (Note – SBH – I have included this entry as it may refer to the Westfield Brickworks and tells us they were in operation in 1961).

16/02/1973 – West Lothian Courier – Killed on first day. A young Armadale man died in a work accident on Saturday morning on his first day at his new job. The man. 24-year-old James Gallagher, 30 St Paul’s Drive, Armadale, was killed when a portable conveyor belt toppled over and struck him on the head and shoulders. He was assisting in moving the belt when the accident happened in the yard of the Westfield Brick Co., Ltd., Westfield. The dead man had earlier been made redundant at one of the other brickworks in the area and began his new job only that morning. The oldest of the family of six boys and three girls of Mr and Mrs Pat Gallaher, 58 Temple Avenue, Armadale. James is survived by his ? year-old wife, Linda and 10-month old daughter, Amanda.

25/01/1974 – West Lothian Courier – Ground for sale. Westfield Brickworks Company Limited.  For sale – In Westfield Village off the main Linlithgow/Armadale Road, brickworks presently owned by The Westfield Brick Work Company Limited and including plant for making brick. The area of ground in which the brickworks is situated extends to 10.347 acres or thereby and could be utilised for other commercial purposes. To view telephone Mr William Grant at Avonbridge 287. Further particulars from and offers to McLean & Stewart, Solicitors, 51-53 High Street, Dunblane. Telephone Dunblane 3217/8.

24/02/1978 – West Lothian Courier – … application is being made to the District Council of West Lothian by William Grant (Haulage) Ltd, for planning permission in respect of a change of use from brickworks to haulage contractor’s yard, garage, engineering shop and preparation yard, storage and warehousing …

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