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Memorials - Photographs - Page 19

In Memory of the Men and Boys of Galston and Loudoun Parishes
East Ayrshire

Galston Sm
Barr Street, Galston, East Ayrshire


15 March 1851   Nitshill Road, Glasgow  (West of A726 at Nitshill Railway Station)Nitshill

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Quarrelton and Benston - Joint Memorial

Quarrelton Disaster 2 May 1818 - Benston Disaster 25 July 1860

Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction and Benston)

This Cairn Commemorates the 5 miners who lost their lives in the Quarrelton Pit Disaster in May 1818.
(See Scottish Mining Website for details). There were 7 miners involved, 5 were drowned, 2 survived, however they were brought out after 12 days, barely alive.

  • Alexander Barr
  • James Brodie
  • John Hunter
  • James Inglis
  • Alexander Shaw
In Oct 1860 another 5 men were killed in a similar scenario.

The Cairn also Commemorates the 5 men who perished in the Benston Disaster in October 1860.
(See Scottish Mining Website for details). Five lives were lost when Benstone Coal-Pit, Near Johnstone, flooded 23 Oct 1860.

  • Robert Alexander, age 24
  • John Alllison, age 29
  • John Hendry, age 21
  • John McMillan, age 44
  • Alexander Stewart, age 12

Inaugurated by Councillor Stuart Stevenson JP.


In Recognition of Wallyford as a Mining Community




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