William Dixon Ltd


  /04/1873William Smith Dixon William Dixon Ltd
Forms limited liability company William Dixon Ltd with John Mann Thomson as chairman. Owns the Govan Iron Works and Calder Iron Works and various mines.
25/09/1873Polloc and Govan Railway
Decide to build the new Polmadie Shed discussed with William Dixon Ltd.
30/12/1873Polloc and Govan Railway
Railway buys land for a new Polmadie Shed, Rutherglen, from William Dixon Ltd for £12,750.
  /  /1898William Dixon Ltd
Wilsontown Colliery sunk by William Dixon Ltd.
  /03/1906William Dixon Ltd
Company liquidated and re-constructed.
  /  /1921William Dixon Ltd
Polkemmet Mine (Whitburn) construction complete. Opened by William Dixon Ltd.
  /  /1930William Dixon Ltd
Takes over Auchlochan Nos 9 and 10 Collieries.
  /  /1951William Dixon Ltd
Nationalised, absorbed into Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain.
  /  /1953William Dixon Ltd
Purchased by Colvilles Ltd.
  /  /1958William Dixon Ltd
Stops trading.
  /  /1960William Dixon Ltd

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This iron works, initially for bar iron, was established by William Dixon (Junior) at Hutchesontown in Glasgow to the south of the River Clyde. It was known as ^Dixon^s Blazes^. It was built near the Govanhill Colliery (owned by Dixon^s father) on the south bank of the River Clyde near Glasgow and the Port Eglinton Basin of the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal.

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Govan Iron Works Railway

Formed by William Dixon (Senior) of Govanhill (1753-1822) in 1801 with David Mushet. The works was served by the ^Dixon^s Cut^ of the Monkland Canal.

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Monkland Canal
The cleared site of the Calder Ironworks viewed from the east. The Meadowbank Works are in the distance. ...
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A Polkemmet Colliery to BSC Ravenscraig No 2 Sidings consignment label. No 2 was the coal yard to the west of the Wishaw Deviation with approach from ...
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A pair of hard working NCB Pugs climbing away from Polkemmet Colliery on a grey and misty February morning in 1972 with a trainload of coal for the BR ...
John Furnevel 11/02/1972
A loaded coal train sets out from the sidings at Polkemmet Colliery on 11 February 1972 behind a pair of NCB pugs. The coal is destined for the BR ...
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NCB pugs pulling away from Polkemmet Colliery in 1972 with coal destined for the BR exchange sidings. ...
John Furnevel 11/02/1972
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