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Working Party weekend 9th-10th May 2015

N.M.R.S. visit

On Saturday the Friends were delighted to host a visit from a number of members of the Northern Mine Research Society. It was a pleasure to introduce visitors to Hemingfield and our colliery site; the two shafts, the 1840s pump and winding engine houses and later machinery and buildings. 1,198 more words


On Childhood Memories

The Valleys are green and scarred. The mountains aren’t rocky and majestic like Alps. They’re probably not even mountains. They’re rolling and wet and and energy-sapping. 357 more words


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

News Production And Law - Emma Massey

News Story - Carmen - 350 Words

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. 321 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

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