Bardykes Colliery

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Blantyre History of Mining

Bardykes Colliery 1874 – 1962

Bardykes Colliery 1874 - 1962Bardykes ‘Spittal’ Colliery, which was built on the site of an infectious disease hospital is situated halfway between Blantyre & Cambuslang.

I have heard many reasons why it was nicknamed ‘The Spittal’, one of which was because of the fine dust which made the miners spit a lot to clear their throat.

My Dad, Wullie Sim, worked here for many years.

Location: Cambuslang
Previous Owners: Summerlee Coal and Iron Company
Types of Coal: House and Steam
Sinking/Production Commenced: 1874
Year Closed: 1962
Average Workforce: 479
Peak Workforce: 775
Peak Year: 1947
Shaft/Mine Details: 2 shafts, No. 1 393m, and No. 2 497m deep
Details in 1948: Output 750 tons per day, 202,500 tons per annum.


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