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BLACK LUNGS

BREAK

Dim light: his company

walls drain pain to wet floor
comrades eat slowly

bites mix with coal
sitting on lips and outer layer

of flesh cocktail dives… 36 more words

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BLACK LUNGS

BREAK

Dim light: his company

walls drain pain to wet floor
comrades eat slowly

bites mix with coal
sitting on lips and outer layer

of flesh cocktail dives… 36 more words

Canadian-Greek Poets

1935 Closure of Whistleberry Colliery

Whistleberry Colliery, Blantyre, owned by Archibald Russell and Company. Ltd., closed down on the evening of Monday 27th May 1935 after a working life of forty years. 379 more words

Blantyre News

1877 The Horror of Identifying Bodies

I simply cannot imagine the horror the families faced on the days following 22nd October 1877, to identify the bodies of their loved ones. Pictured here, the bodies were slowly brought up and placed in a temporary mortuary, which became known as “The Death House”. 225 more words

Blantyre Events

800 Miners idle at Priory Colliery

A fire at one of the main haulage roadways at Priory Colliery, Blantyre, near Glasgow, which was discovered on Tuesday 1st October 1935, proved more serious than at first supposed. 82 more words

Blantyre Events

Working Party Weekend - 14th June 2015

The start of Summer can only mean one thing – torrential downpours. Perhaps predictably Saturday was something of a washout. On Sunday, however, the Friends and Volunteers gathered early once more. 944 more words

General

O'Brien Rare Coin Review: The Castlecomer Colliery Tokens

Introduction

The Spanish dollar or ‘piece of eight’ reales counter-struck ‘5 shillings & 5 pence’ for use in trading by the Castle Comer Colliery, in Co Kilkenny, is the only silver crown-sized piece issued in Ireland by a private commercial entity.   2,178 more words

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