Shawfield Brickworks, Rutherglen, Glasgow

(Note – SBH –  Mr Jas Goldie’s and William Gilchrist’s bricks are marked Shawfield Toll and I assume these are the same works as Shawfield Brickworks).

1882  – Gilchrist and Goldie, Shawfield, Rutherglen.

16/08/1884 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser  – John McFayden, brick burner was charged with seriously assaulting a vagrant named John Rankin at Shawfield Brickworks. McFayden left Rankin in charge of the kiln while he went for a sleep. Rankin himself fell asleep and when he awoke he found the kiln fires almost out. He wakened McFayden who thereafter assaulted him.

1884 -85 – Goldie, James & Son, brickmakers; Works, Sandyacres, Langside road,  Coplawhill, Victoria Road,  Shawfield Toll, Rutherglen Road, and Woodend, Crow Road, Partick.

Below – 1888 – Possibly Shawfield Brickworks, Rutherglen, Glasgow and Millcroft Brickworks.

Below – 1893 – Shawfield Brickworks, Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Below – 1910 – Shawfield Brickworks, Rutherglen, Glasgow.

Below – 1903 – Photograph of James Goldie at the Trade House. He was made Deacon-Convenor of Trades in 1903. (Many thanks to Linda Boyle for forwarding this).

08/05/1915 – Edinburgh Evening News – Destructive fire in brickworks – Fire was discovered to have broken out yesterday morning in the brick making works belonging to Messrs James Golder (Goldie) & Sons, Shawfield, Rutherglen. The damage is estimated at about £500.

1935 – These brickworks no longer exist

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