Springfield Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire

Springfield Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

(Note – SBH – I cannot find any such brickworks marked on the maps but the Firs Brick and Tile Works were situated very close to the Springfield area and were perhaps one of the same?)

1886 – 1887 – Thomas Reid, Brickmaker, Springfield Brickworks, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

Below – 1896 – Firs Brick and Tile Works. The works are not recorded on the 1914 map.

Below – 10/01/1934 – The Scotsman – The late Mr John G Reid – The death took place at his home, Gowanbank, Falkirk, yesterday, of Mr John G . Reid, aerated water manufacturer, who was well known in business and sporting circles in central Scotland. Born at Slamannan, he was educated at Bathgate Academy, and for a time thereafter served with his father at the Redford Brickworks, Westfield. In 1876 he went to Falkirk and there established the Springfield Brickworks. In 1890 he opened up business as an aerated water manufacturer at the Crown Springs factory in Falkirk, and in this, he continued until his death. For a number of years, he was chairman of the Aerated Water Manufacturers Association for Stirlingshire. A keen sportsman, he was in his earlier years captain of the Linlithgow County Cricket Club, and later held the captaincy of the East Stirlingshire Cricket Club while he also was a member of the Grahamston Bowling Club and Falkirk Tryst Golf Club. He was for long one of the best-known breeders of Scottish terrier dogs in the country.

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