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Letter to Argyll Colliery from Prime Minister, Clement Attlee.

The following letter was shared by Morag McLean (nee McMillan) whose father, Kenny McMillan, received it in 1951 from the then Labour Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. 77 more words

Campbeltown's Coal Mine

An article from Campbeltown Courier – 27th September 1991.

Supper and dance at the White Hart Hotel

Thanks to curator at Campbeltown Museum, Elaine McChesney, for the photograph below. The ticket was given to the Museum by Donald Irwin of Drumlemble. This would have been one of many social events organised by the Miners’ Social Club in Campbeltown. 122 more words

Colliers at Drumlemble in the Old Parishioners Registers (1802 -1815)

I am at present engaged in a project which involves going through the Old Parish Registers for Campbeltown entry by entry.  The specification of occupations began in these records in 1802, and it seems a worthwhile exercise to note all those births/baptisms which mention the colliery then at Drumlemble.   1,144 more words

TRTD - next archive session...

We are offering another opportunity to get involved in SKDT’s Road to Drumleman Community Exhibition and Archive project. Everyone with an Argyll Colliery/ mining connection is welcome to bring along stories, photos and artefacts which will be included in the project. 443 more words


Star Trails in Kintyre

Star Trails in Kintyre

Last night’s clear skies in the West Coast of Scotland allowed me the opportunity to give some star trails a practice. 372 more words


Jimmy Woodcock: "Pinned by Fall at the Working Face".

Shortly after completing what I thought was the final edit of my film about Argyll Colliery, The Road to Drumleman, a missing piece of the jigsaw fell into place for me when I read a letter in the Campbeltown Courier – it was from Ronnie Gay, the nephew of James Woodcock, one of two fatalities Argyll Colliery (the other was Duncan McKinven, who was killed in an accident on the surface). 1,264 more words