The people of Central Church in Cambridge are looking for descendants of John Goldie . John was twenty-two when his famous Scottish botanist father, John Goldie, brought his family to Greenfield, near Ayr in 1844. In 1859, he and his business partner, Hugh McCulloch, purchased the Crombie Factory located in Galt, and renamed the factory Goldie-McCulloch Limited. As the business flourished, factory operations included the manufacturing of boilers, engines, flour, sawmill and wood-working machinery, safes and vaults.
Goldie served as the vice-president of the Hospital Trust, and he and McCulloch were able to provide the land and money needed to build the first hospital in Galt. There is a large window in Central Church that has been recently restored and was given by John Goldie’s family. It would be great if some of his descendants could come to a future re-dedication of the window.