This brick was found by Javier Pérez while diving in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Alicante, Spain. Manufactured by Gilchrist & Goldie, Shawfield Toll Brickworks, Glasgow. . . . .
(Note – SBH – The following references relate to James Goldie and Robert and William Gilchrist, brickmakers from the Glasgow Area. They operated brickworks at Woodend, Claythorn, Shawfield, Sandyacres and Coplawhill. I have been unable to link the entries below to a specific brickworks so I have created this page to ensure they are recorded)
20/02/1866 – Glasgow Evening Citizen – Bankruptcy proceedings – Donald McArthur, brick builder, Glasgow … and Alex Goldie of Gilchrist and Goldie, one of the creditors.
1869 – office – 40 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow.
1868 – 1869 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow.
1869 – 1870 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow.
1875 – 1876 – Alexander Goldie (of James Goldie and Son and Gilchrist and Goldie) res. Millbrae House, Langside, Glasgow.
James Goldie (of James Goldie and Son and Gilchrist and Goldie). House 1 Kerrsland Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow.
1878 – James Goldie, brick builder and maker 1 Kersland Street, Great Western Road, Glasgow.
1879 – 1888 – 2 Kirklee Circus, Kelvinside is formerly known as 2 Windsor Circus. James Goldie (Of James Goldie & Son, & of Gilchrist & Goldie, brick builders & contractors, 40 St. Enoch Square).
31/08/1883 – Dundee Courier – James Goldie & Son, brickmakers, Glasgow were yesterday fined £2 2s 6d including costs under the Factory Act for employing boys without certificates of fitness to labour.
1883 – 1884 – Robert Gilchrist, brickmaker and builder, 9 Macfarlane Street, Glasgow. House 7 Somerville Place, Glasgow.
25/06/1889 – Greenock Telegraph – The Paisley Gas Corporation has accepted the offer of Jas Goldie & Son, brick manufacturers, Glasgow for erecting of a new gas holder and tank. The tank is to be 38 feet deep and diameter 162 feet. The contract price is £12, 500. The storage capacity of the holder will be 1,400,000 cubic feet. This will be the second-largest holder in Scotland, the largest being in Glasgow.