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In the Shadow of the Colliery?

It has been three years since I last spent real time sharing a blog post with others, it has also been three years since I moved to the Colliery Community of New Silksworth. 683 more words


Demise of Dixon's Colliery, Blantyre


Coal production at Blantyre Colliery was brought to a standstill in the first week of August 1957 by the partial collapse of the shaft of No. 290 more words

Blantyre Business

Great Fire at High Blantyre 1880

Thank you to Wilma Bolton for sending in this wonderful account of a fire in Colliery Pit 4. The story is taken from the Hamilton Advertiser Archives 20/3/1880. 1,666 more words

Blantyre Events

Loanend and Flemington 1950s

From the vantage point of the Loanend former colliery, taken from the bing, this 1950’s photo looks towards Loanend Cottages and Flemington.

The cottages at this time were still used as homes, and this is an era before they became cowsheds. 163 more words

Blantyre Places

They Don't Dig the Coal Here Anymore

summer of 1979, my 1st wife and I decided to return to Scotland for 3-4 weeks to catch up with friends and family – (we were living in Canada at the time) 212 more words


Letter to Secretaries of State calling for a better deal for Kellingley Workers

Following last week’s debate on Kellingley, today Yvette has sent a letter to the Secretaries of State for Energy and Climate Change and BIS, asking them to intervene and offer a better deal to the last workers at Kellingley Colliery. 906 more words


Howbeach Mines

The hill around the Howbeach area of the Forest close to Mallard’s Pike is peppered with  mines. There was obviously a profitable coal seam with relatively easy access from a drift. 97 more words