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Somerset Coal

We went on a brilliant walk last weekend, starting in Pensford, taking in the Stanton Drew Stone Circles and the village, and then along to Stanton Wick and Pensford Colliery and back down to where we had started. 956 more words

Walking

Back to Blighty #20 - Lochore Meadows Country Park

Lochore Meadows Country Park, in Lochgelly, Fife, is on the site of a former colliery.  What was once an expanse of industrial waste and coal bing hillocks was transformed into an outdoor space for people to enjoy.   323 more words

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

A Poem By Manolis

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