The following information and photographs have been supplied by Jack Whittles and Christa Stone from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Jack states “Recently I have been collecting many bricks from a colliery site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. The Colliery was for the Cumberland Coal Mines that were in operation from about 1888 to 1961….
Winchburgh Brickworks, Winchburgh, West Lothian
1869 -Alexander Dougal & Son, brick & fire-clay goods merchants, 19 Port Hamilton & 100 Fountain bridge.
15/05/1875 – Alloa Advertiser – Deaths – At Winchburgh Brick Works on the 8th inst, Janet H Hunter, the beloved wife of Mr John Stein, in the 40th year of her age. (Note SBH – This is te same John Stein that was a partner at the Alva brickworks in 1868 and the father of John Gilchrist Stein)
1882 – Alexander Dougal, Brick and Tile Maker, Blackness and Winchburgh.
25/07/1885 – Aberdeen Free Press – Alexander Dougal , brick and tile manufacturer – also a director of The Hermand Oil Company.
1886 – Alexander Dougal – 74 High St, Linlithgow. Works Blackness and Winchburgh.
1889 – 1890 – Alex Dougal & Sons, Brick and Tile and fire clay goods manufacturers, lime and cement merchants, 100 Fountainbridge. Sole agents for Gilmour & Co, Kilmarnock, manufacturers of white and coloured enamelled bricks etc.
15/08/1891 – Falkirk Herald – Blacksmith wanted, one with some knowledge of machinery preferred; good encouragement – Winchburgh Brick Works.
1903 – Alexander Dougal & Sons, 74 High St Linlithgow; works, Winchburgh S.O.
13/12/1905 – The Scotsman – Agricultural tiles , all sizes to all stations. Alex Dougal & Sons, brick and tile works, Winchburgh.
28/08/1908 – Linlithgowshire Advertiser – Machinery breakdown at Brickwork. The employees of the brickwork have been thrown idle for a wekk owing to the shaft of one of the engines breaking.
1940 – 41 – Alexander Dougal & Sons Ltd, brick, tile and fire clay goods manufacturers, lime and cement merchants, 131 Fountainbridge.
1941 – 1942 – Alexander Dougal & Sons, Brick Manufacturers, Winchburgh.
Below – 28/10/1961 – Winchburgh Brick, Tile and Fire Clay Works letterhead..Alexr Dougal & Sons
Jan 1967 – Winchburgh brick works for sale – for Sale – comprising Machine Shed 96 FT by 62 FT., premises providing over 7,000 square feet of floor area and land,
of approximately 25 acres.. Large valuable deposits of Blue Clay and Yellow Puddle Clay. Also a number of employees’ houses. Full particulars from: JAMES MILLER & PARTNERS LTD., 18, George Street, Edinburgh, 2. Phone 30241.Clay Worker Magazine JAN 1967
The following family information is supplied by Rose Williams.