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May 9th 2020
03:07:05 PM
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Gerard O Neill

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Great site
My Grandad Laurence O Neill of Saggart Co.Dublin Ireland worked in the mines about 1900. He met up with a Margaret McFarlane and married her and came cack to Saggart with his new bride.

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April 10th 2020
09:02:26 PM
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Anne Anderson Dean

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Looking for any information on the mines in Glenboig, outside Coatbridge Scotland. I am a coal miner’s daughter. My father, John Sinclair Anderson worked in the coal mine before moving to Canada. All my grandfathers back to 1780’s were miners in Lanarkshire. Would appreciate any information from that area.

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March 25th 2020
01:32:01 AM
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Tony Beale

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Great site. Checking living conditions in Addis Row 1910 or therabouts. My ancestors Mcneills moved from Ireland. Must have been bad in Ireland. Also an accident where a George Denholm died. a distant relative. Live in Australia. Cheers

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March 2nd 2020
01:54:34 PM
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Peter Elliott

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Please let me know who to contact re use of one of your photos of Wishaw in a biography of someone who attended public school of Wishaw 1855 to 1860?

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February 19th 2020
07:41:23 PM
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John Young

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Can anyone tell me when Broomfield colliery in Dalserf was first opened?

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February 7th 2020
08:48:04 PM
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Lauri

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I\'d heard of a story about my Great, Grandfather getting hit by a train and after many years of searching we found this wonderful website! George Gordon died on 28th of November 1874. It happened near Larkhall. We found it last year, but we haven\'t been able to find the article since. Would it be in Hamilton records?

   
January 29th 2020
07:24:52 PM
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Jacqueline Wilson

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I visited Frances Colliery memorial for the first time last month. My grandfather lost his life alongside a colleague of his. It was quite emotional to see my grandfather\'s name and year of death.Unfortunately the incorrect year was engraved next to his name. Can anyone give me advice on how I go about getting the year corrected. I am happy to fund this myself. It is my mother\'s wish to have this done. Any advice very welcome.
Many thanks

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December 14th 2019
06:56:15 PM
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Karen

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Excellent site.

I have a little more information on the death of my great uncle Thomas McCulloch 1st Apr 1940. I have the death certificate and procurator fiscal\'s report. Also I have just found a small article in The Kilmarnock Herald and North Ayrshire Gazette 5th April 1940, which has recently become available on FindMyPast.

The \"submissions link\" seems to be going to the wrong place.
If you would like the information, please contact me.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Karen

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December 7th 2019
06:52:53 AM
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Julie Maxwell (Moore)

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My Gt Gt Grandfather, John Moore, worked at the Dalmellington Ironworks c1880. He lived in the little mining village of Burnfoothill. His wife was Isabella (Talman)
I am keen for any information about him to help trace my family roots a little further.

Many thanks - Julie Maxwell (Moore) Donaghadee N Ireland

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October 13th 2019
02:04:30 PM
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Val

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An invaluable website recommended to me on my recent visit to the library at the National Mining Museum Scotland. From my maternal grand-father who died in 1976 back to the 18th century most of the men on that line were all miners in and around Old Monkland. It has been a fascinating and at times sobering research process. I have a question:

My grandfather\'s brother died in 1980, on his death certificate his occupation is \"head loader\". I assumed this was a mining related job but can find no reference to this. Is this a mining task or something else?

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February 22nd 2019
03:34:24 PM
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Ann Jackson

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Hi. I am researching the death of Arthur Brady from Carluke. In 1883 he married Mary Ann Cassidy in St Mary\'s Church in Lanark. By 1884 when his son was born he is recorded as deceased. As I cannot find any note of this in Scotland\'s People and St Mary\'s records I have tried unsuccessfully to find him in Scottish Mining Website as he was a miner. I thought perhaps he was killed in a mining accident. Any information would be great. Thanks

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January 6th 2019
10:43:39 AM
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Juliann Pate

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My paternal family with surname Pate were miners from Lesmahagow and kirkmuirhill. Would love to hear of any history known about them. My great great grandfather was Robert Logan Pate who went to Australia. Thank you

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December 3rd 2018
01:51:11 PM
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Peter Lyle

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My father Peter hendren lyle was killed at barony pit 1980 his name has been spelled wrong could you help please

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November 26th 2018
04:09:29 AM
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Susan Bradshaw

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I enjoy this site very much. The history especially. Can you help me investigate the possibility of a Midlothian miner gaining a Mine Manager\'s Certificate in 1856? Could this have been gained from Townhill Colliery in Fifeshire?

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November 26th 2018
04:03:42 AM
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Susan Bradshaw

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I am trying to discover where a Midlothian miner age 21 years would go to learn to be a mine manager in about 1856. When did the Cowdenbeath School of Mines begin and was there a school for mines at Townhill Fifeshire ?

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November 19th 2018
04:11:52 PM
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Graham Elliot

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Just wondering if this site is still maintained? Is there still and admin? Trying to find out a bit more about my grandfather killed in a mining accident but no records of it but would look like most comments from the last few years are unanswered.

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October 31st 2018
10:55:41 AM
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Jackie Maclean

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I am currently researching some of the history of Scotland\'s major past industries for a BBC Scotland documentary, and would like to speak to those who pulled this website together.

Please email me for further information.

Kind regards,

Jackie Maclean

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October 2nd 2018
11:53:19 AM
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Ewan Gibbs

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Hi there,

I\'m very impressed by the content of the Scottish Mining website every time I browse it. In 2016 I completed a PhD studying deindustrialisation and colliery closures in Scotland. I am now working towards completing a monograph that repurposes this research. I was wondering if it would be possible to liaise with the volunteers who maintain the website about use of one of the maps you host?

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August 25th 2018
06:56:17 PM
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Ken Wright

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Thank you for providing this excellent public record. Regarding the Frances Colliery Memorial and the confusion surrounding ‘David Wright’ I believe this is my Uncle. My father is 85 and worked at the Frances - as did all of his brothers - he was an on-setter at the Frances for over thirty years. He was one of the few permitted by the NUM and NCB to keep the site free of water during strikes - I think he was one of the last men in the pit before the pumps failed and it flooded for good. I will ask him about Davey as the family called him. Dad is the last surviving member of that generation of our family. If you would like to receive any information he might be able to provide to remove any confusion please do contact me. Thank you for your work. It means a great deal.

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August 6th 2018
07:34:10 PM
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Grant Kennedy

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My 3x Great Grandfather was apparently killed at the Alnwick (Annick) Lodge Colliery on 3/August/1873. This incident does not appear in your listing. Can you spread any further light please?

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