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From: "Bill Cochrane" <>
Subject: Re: [SCT-LKS-SHO] Re: Shotts Iron Works -history-enquiry-reply
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 16:33:25 -0500
Thanks for your e-mail and info on Peter and Guy Sharp.
Tommy Cruikshanks worked in the Bank in Shotts but I am not sure in what
capacity- manager, teller, accountant?
The "mail thingy" is in short- an accusation was made against the Ironworks
at Shotts that it was involved in the illegal carriage of mail between
Edinburgh (where there was a Company Foundry) and Shotts. Mail came via
the Royal Mail Coach to Whitburn where an Ironworks "runner" picked up any
post for Shotts. The Post Office did a lengthy investigation 1827-1828 and
the Lord Advocate recommended prosecution and I am trying to find out if
there was, in fact, a Court Case in Edinburgh (GPO vs Shotts Ironworks) in
1828 and its outcome. If there was, fines would have been high.
Does any member of the Shotts History Group ever visit West Register House,
Edinburgh ?- thats where the Shotts Ironworks records were deposited.
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