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Memorials - Photographs - Page 4

Memorials - Updated Jan 2019

War Memorials To Miners Who Worked At Specified Collieries Or Towns

Baillieston Library Miner Spanish Civil War Photo KeeganBaillieston Library, Main Street, Baillieston (A89), Glasgow
Balgonie Colliery and Estate Photo BalgonieVictoria Hall, Main Street, Coaltown of Balgonie, Fife
SCWBlantyre Miners
Spanish Civil War
Photo BalgonieBlantyre Miners Welfare, Calder Street, Blantyre, South Lanarkshire
SCWIrvine Library Miner Spanish Civil War JS-SCWIrvine Library, High Street, Irvine, North Lanarkshire
Lochore  (Mary Pit) Photo-LochoreLochore Miners Institute, Lochleven Road, Lochore, Fife
Seafield Oil Works PhotoSeafield Community Centre, Seafield, West Lothian
Sea Mine Sea-MineWWII at West Wemyss in Fife
Standburn (Muiravonside and Redford Collieries) StandburnStandburn village on B825 between Avonbridge and A801, Falkirk

Halls

Kirkconnel Miners Memorial Hall Photo-LochoreNeedle Street, Kirkconnel, Dumfries and Galloway

Politicians / Union Men with Mining Links

James Brown MP James BrownWeston Avenue, Annbank, (B744)  South Ayrshire. James Brown, (1862 – 1939) Scottish Labour politician and Secretary of the Ayrshire Miners' Union and of the Scottish Miners' National Union
Andrew Fisher A-FisherMemorial Cairn to east side of B7521 just north of Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse, East Ayrshire
Andrew Fisher AF-PMA-FisherAndrew Fisher Memorial Cairn and Bench, Crosshouse village, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. Andrew was a miner and trade union man born in Crosshouse near Kilmarnock, he went on to become Prime Minister of Australia 3 times between 1908 and 1915 and a High Commissioner thereafter. Fisher's second government between 1910 and 1913 completed a vast legislative programme which made him, along with Protectionist Alfred Deakin, the founder of the statutory structure of the new nation - See Wikipedia
Andrew Fisher James BrownAndrew Fisher Library, Annandale Gardens, south of B7081, Crosshouse, By Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Memorial Primary School, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardie Sports Centre, Main Street Holytown, North Lanarkshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyStatue of Keir Hardie, Cumnock Town Hall, Glaisknock Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Keir Hardie Keir HardyKeir Hardy Room, The Baird Institute, 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, East Ayrshire
Mick McGahey Mick McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, Part of Cambuslang Memorial, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
Mick McGahey McGaheyMichael "Mick" McGahey, George V Park, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian
James A. Ritchie RitchieStained glass window, Uddingston Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road, Uddingston, South Lanarkshire
Robert Smillie SmillieMemorial Arch and Park, Broomhill Gate / Gallowhill Road, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
Robert Smillie SchoolRobert Smillie Memorial Primary School, Glen Avenue, Larkhall, South Lanarkshire
James Stirling Keir HardyCurfew Bell, Leadhills, South Lanarkshire

Miners' Strike

Miner’s Strike 1984 - 85 Photo BowhillPlaque in Bowhill Community Centre, Station Road, Bowhill, Fife.
Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Photo-Lochore-StrikeLochore Meadows, Ballingray, Fife
Miners’ Strike 1984 - 85 Keir HardyEast Main Street,  Whitburn, (A705) West Lothian

Others

Miner Killed in
New Zealand
WatsonBench at Back Wynd Car Park, crossroads Gowrie Street and East Bridge Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross
Peter J Rodger 1970 - 2010

Suggested / Planned Memorials

Gorebridge, Midlothian at an advanced stage (Vogrie, Emily and Gore Pits 1858 – 1962)
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
Cardowan Colliery, Glasgow
Fauldhouse Area
Hamilton South Parish Church
Scottish Parliament
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Highhouse Industrial Site, East Ayrshire
Brora, Sutherland
Larkhall – Stained Glass Windows
File updated 23.1.2019

Note 1 – There was a mining memorial at Cambuslang Industrial estate and one at Blackridge on cycle path near Blackridge, West Lothian. The latter was demlolished during the construction of the Bathgate to Airdrie railway. There was a memorial on Woolmet Bing, by Danderhall, but the hutch from this memorial has been incorporated into the memorials Danderhall, Midlothian. The Charles Carlow Memorial Miners Convalescent Home at Blairs Castle, Culross, Fife is now the home of The Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust.

Note 2 – There are two memorials to Spanish Civil War which carry the names of miners involved in and who died in the Spanish Civil. As they are not mining / miner specific memorials they have not been included in this list. One memorial is in Glasgow and the other in Kirkcaldy.

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