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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. 1,149 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. 916 more words

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1962 Blantyreferme Brickworks (Drift)

On 3rd February 2015, I was contacted by Ayrshire man Alistair Hastings who shared this colourful photo. Alistair told me, “Hi Paul. I thought that you might like this photograph, which I think is Blantyre Ferme Colliery. 165 more words

Blantyre Places

Firedamp Alarm at Blantyreferme

Wednesday 6th January 1937 gave the miners a real scare at Blantyreferme Colliery 3. Whilst 3oo miners dashed to the safety of the surface after firedamp had been discovered in the colliery, one man failed to respond to the alarm signal and was tragically suffocated. 38 more words

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1962 Blantyreferme Collieries

Pictured here in 1962 by the grandfather of Alistair Hastings, is Blantyreferme Collieries 1&2. The vantage point is from the top of the bing and looks towards the North East. 46 more words

Blantyre Places


Image by Christine Renney 2015


Lindley's coal mining history

Walking through Grimscar on Sunday morning, we were reminded that there was a time when this spot was much busier than it is today.  Burn Colliery and Burn Quarry were located close to the present-day junction between Yew Tree and Burn Road, and just up Burn Road beyond the colliery is Stone which was once a woollen mill. 220 more words