QUOTE (Guest Gordie * @ 12th Jan 2009, 07:28pm)
Temple Farm on Crow Rd was not technically a farm.
It was a milk bottling plant. It had a dairy shop, and delivered milk to houses in a wide area by horses and carts. It had a big house and stables. The Farm was owned by James Pirie.
Two children Ann and Jim.
James also had a farm on Bearsden Rd (Switchback). close to Canniseburn Toll.
This was a real Farm with milking cows. However Pirie gathrered milk from Farms all over.
The other Farm was renrwd.
The truck driver was called Rudi, a German POW.
I moved to Temple Gardens in 1936, I was 30 days old. I grew up playing in Piries, delivering and collecting milk. The big house was bought by the Valenties, who owned the ice cream shop facing on Crow Rd. The Farm on Bearden Rd, was part of Garscube Estate, owned by Glasgow University.
The dairy in Linden St was the SCWS. Never Piries.
Jim Pirie became a professional Golfer. Gordon Moir ( formally 13 Temple Gdns).
Email Address:- Gordonchris@blueyonder.co.uk
Gordon My father was Jim Pirie who moved from Temple to Balfron, the Jim Pirie who was the golfer was the son of George Pirie at Chapelton Farm behind Kessington Hall, back then the Pirie family all worked as one.
Rudi the POW has family in bearsden .