Advert: Hugh B Kerr 1950


1950 Hugh b kerr advert wm

Hugh B Kerr & Son Ltd were Blantyre based building and civil engineering contractors in the mid 20th Century.

In 1950, they had subsidiary companies Kerrlaw Quarry Ltd (suppliers of freestone and silica sand) on telephone Blantyre 231. Also Kerr Plant Hiring Co Ltd (plant hirers and contractors). Their offices were at Station Road with overall telephone Blantyre 117 and 118.

Can you add anything to my the details for this company? Who ran it, when did they wind up? Were you employed there?

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2016

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Jim Cochrane Auchnitibber was covered in quarries.they were all sandstone quarries and they were used later as council tips.
Jim Cochrane Mr Millar who had the fireplace shop and builders at burnbrae farm served his time as a stone mason with Hugh B Kerr
The Blantyre Project thanks Jim. I didn’t know that.
Jim Cochrane Eddie McFarlane ,Calderside worked in the quarry at Auchintibber.
Janet Cochrane Hugh B Kerrs stone quarry in Auchentibber was facing you as you turned from Parkneuk Road onto Newhousemill Road
James Stirling that s correct janet ,then it became a large tip for anything you wanted to put in it ,the coup was still owned by hugh b kerr ,his son ran the business ,his name was william he retired and went to live in auchterrarder after the coup was filled in,the quarry to my knowledge stopped working about fifty odd years ago

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