Blantyre History of Mining

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Poems about Miners

Poems about Miners

John Brown is a coal miner.

A Day in a Miners Life

Blantyre History of Mining

Blantyre History of Mining

The Graphic

Blantyre Mining Disaster 1877

Dixon's Miner's Wives Run To the Pithead

Miner’s Wives Run To the Pithead

Volunteers of the 1877 Disaster

Volunteers of the 1877 Disaster

Reading List of the Dead

Reading List of the Dead

Recovery of 25 More Bodies

Recovery of 25 More Bodies

Three aspects that should be considered.

Three aspects that should be considered.

A Volunteer Rescuer's Experience

A Volunteer Rescuer’s Experience

1877 Miners Funeral

1877 Miners Funeral

Women would help with the nursing of the injured

Dixon’s Pit Disaster Survivors

Rescuers of the 1877 Disaster

Rescuers of the 1877 Disaster

Presentation of Bibles

Presentation of Bibles

Priestfield Rows

Heroes of Blantyre

The Ejection of the Blantyre Widows

The Ejection of the Blantyre Widows

Blantyre Miner

Blantyre and the blackness of darkness

Dixon's No 1 Pit

“Blantyre” A Scottish Mining Disaster

William Dixon

William Dixon

Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Pit Ponies

Pit Ponies

Pit Blacksmiths

Pit Blacksmiths

Dixon's Miners 1880

Dixon’s Miners 1880

Wee Shrinkers

Wee Shrinkers

Miner's Wife 1907

Miner’s Wife 1907

William Dixon Ltd

Housing Conditions of Miners

Baird's Raws

Baird’s Raws

The Ejection of the Blantyre Widows

Dixon’s Raws

Priestfield Miners Rows

Priestfield Miners Rows

Priory Rows

Priory Rows

Caldervale 1950's

Fin-Me-Oot

Mount Pleasant Miners Cottages, Blantyre

Mount Pleasant Miners Cottages

Comparison of building quality

Comparison of building quality

Blantyreferme Pit

Blantyre Pits

Auchinraith Pit 1932

Auchinraith Pit

Blantyreferme Pit

Blantyreferme Pit

Robert Forrest, when he was only 19

Craighead Pit

Priory Pit

Priory Pit

Bardykes Colliery 1874 - 1962

Bardykes Colliery 1874 – 1962

Priestfield Pit 1915

Priestfield Pit 1915

Dixon's No 1 and 2 Pits

Dixon’s No 1 and 2 Pits

Andrew McAnulty

Andrew McAnulty

No 1 Co-op

Hunger Marches in Blantyre

Auchinraith Pit Disaster - 30 August 1930

Auchinraith Pit Disaster

Loss of Six Lives

Loss of Six Lives


John Brown gets down his job of drilling coal from the face with the aid of his 'windy pick' (pneumatic drill).

Recollections of Scotland’s Past – Coal Mining

The miners descend in an open cage to the mine bottom.

Blantyre Man’s Clever Invention

The continuous sounding of the pit horn signaled disaster underground.

The 1877 Blantyre Explosion

1877 Miners Memorial

The Blantyre Explosion – by Dick Gaughan

Gambling Tossing School

Gambling Tossing School

Humphry Davy will be best remembered for inventing the miner's safety lamp

Sir Humphry Davy

Miner's Piece Box

Miner’s Piece Box

Miner's Clay Pipe

Miner’s Clay Pipe

1877 Disaster Memorial Service

1877 Disaster Memorial Service

Dixon's No 3 Pit

Great Fire at High Blantyre

Auchengeich Disaster

Auchengeich Disaster

Saltcoats Miners Home

Saltcoats Miners Home

Woman in Mining Part One

Woman in Mining Part One

Woman in Mining Part Two

Woman in Mining Part Two

They are in a district well supplied with water, but are only served by means of standpipes at long intervals along the row.

Our living accommodation over the years

Dixon's 1 & 2 Pits

Names of Individual Fatalities

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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