Blantyre Miners Travel in Style

This great little story was published in the Hamilton Advertiser 137 years ago, where 2 miners thought it would be fun to hire a horse drawn carriage for New Year and visit their local pub. (somewhat akin to hiring a big stretch limo these days!) The article as published needs to be reprinted here for your enjoyment:

HorseCarriageHigh Blantyre – Latest from the Pit – A very amusing incident occurred here the other night. About ten o’clock a carriage and pair drew up at a small public house in the village. The proprietrix hastened out to attend on her illustrious visitors, when, to her great astonishment, whom should she see seated in the machine, but two “knights of the pit” as they had left their work, in full uniform, even to the bright and shining lamps on their foreheads. They entered the inn, and after partaking of some brandy drove off to their respective abodes evidently greatly pleased with the sensation they had created.

Source: Hamilton Advertiser 3 January 1874

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