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October 12th 2021
07:00:03 PM
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Wee Alex

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I\'m looking for the date that the houses in Ayr Road Glespin were built for the miners working at the Glespin pits

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October 11th 2021
01:51:22 PM
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Tom Dobbie

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I was born in Faskine, and grew up in Calderbank. As children, we thought the shale and slag bings were things common to all the lands of this world. We had a neighbour who was a miner, and seeing him always coming home \'blackened\' never raised much curiosity with us children. We just thought he had a dirty job, and that was nothing exceptional to us poor people.
Many years later, learning about the history of where I had grown up, was fascinating, inspiring and horrific. I am extremely grateful to those who have taken the effort to compile these truly human stories. The past has not died, but grows ...

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May 13th 2021
05:45:47 AM
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Kevin David Sneddon-Kay

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My great grandfather was Walter Kay one of seven brothers worked at Ellismuir pit also great war veterans. Love to know more about the pit and the area, will be visiting and would like to know where the mines were thanks

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April 7th 2021
07:43:54 PM
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Margaret Stewart

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My great grandfather was an \"engineer\" at the Hurlet Colliery - he was presented with an engraved silver snuff-box by the men when he left for NZ. I haven\'t found out much about his time there. (either 1839 or 1859)I can send a photo of it to anyone interested.

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April 6th 2021
07:45:40 AM
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Meg Green

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My 4x gtgrandparents were George Rontree & Ann Watson, George was the manager at Brucefield spinning works,Dunfermline. Their oldest son, also named George, was christened in 1799, a witness was Mr Francis Beaumont, manager of Lord Elgin\'s colliery in Fifeshire.

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April 4th 2021
04:40:00 AM
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Sharon Betridge

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Seeking information on the Neilson family, esp. Robert (b c1808) and Archibald (b Glasgow 1832). Both father and son were miners in Lanarkshire. Archibald is listed on census\' Old Auchinairn, Barrhill, Kirkintilloch, Hillhead before migrating to NZ in 1864.

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March 24th 2021
10:24:20 PM
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Margaret Higgs nee Haddow

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My Dad was born at 107 Annathill Terraces as was his Dad.William Haddow.My Dad was name Hugh McCormack Haddow

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November 9th 2020
09:59:05 PM
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Catherine Kuszny

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My great great grandfather Patrick Hanley suffered severe burns at No 1 Pit, Lumphinnans on the 31st December 1907. He died a few days later. I would appreciate any further details e.g home address, possible photos. Many thanks.

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August 2nd 2020
03:07:29 PM
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Nancy Plante

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I am looking for information on my great grandfather that was killed in a mine in Scotland. I think 1885 or 1886. His first name was either Duncan or Dougall. How s last name was MacDougall.
Thank you
Nancy Plante

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June 7th 2020
08:16:47 PM
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Andy Nimmo

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Read the Times report on the accident at Cardowan colliery in July 1960

There was a forth victim not mentioned on your list as he died a few days later in hospital.

William Hamilton ( deputy ) age 58 died of injuries on 31st July

Nice if he could be remembered on your excellent website.

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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.
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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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