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Video Presentation - Emma Massey

For the Creative Futures assignment, I had to create a video presentation in a similar style to that you would find in local news programming, such as Look North. 190 more words

Creative Futures - Emma Massey

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Group seeking feedback on Mining Monument.

Residents of Thorne and Moorends are being asked for their views regarding the erecting of a new monument to remember the mining history of the community. 307 more words


Working Party weekend 25th and 26th April 2015

Saturday was another bright day to open what would be a very busy working party weekend with Friends, volunteers and visitors in and around the site on both days.   1,146 more words


Wales. A coal mine. Easter Monday. What could be better?

We joked with our sons that they must remember their passports for our day trip to Wales, the younger of the two was momentarily concerned. But joking aside, even though it is part of the United Kingdom, when you drive across that truly beautiful expanse of architecturally inspiring Severn Bridge and the road signs have an unknown language, you do somehow feel you are crossing the border into a foreign land. 820 more words

Family Days Out

1874 Mineral Line to Larkfield

This fantastic document from October 1874, was recently shown to me by Blantyre man Robert Brownlie. It is the Caledonian Railway’s planning drawing from October 1874 for extending a mineral line directly from the Larkfield Colliery (number 4 pit), along what was eventually to become Burnbrae Road and connecting in with the main Hamilton railway line at a point which later became the junction of Burnbrae Road and Victoria Street. 45 more words

Blantyre Documents


One of the joys of travelling around this country is coming across something completely incongruous, something you’d imagine to be completely out of keeping with its surroundings. 1,148 more words


Possible Samuel Roes

My mother’s maternal grandfather was Samuel J Roe, born 6 March 1862 in Devon, England. We know nothing of his parents or other family, and family lore may be lies or exaggerations. 921 more words

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