Six men had narrow escapes from serious injury on Tuesday 8th September 1936 in Bardykes Colliery Blantyre, when they were caught by a race of loaded runaway hutches on the main hutch road.
Three escaped by entering a manhole but the others were caught when attempting to enter another manhole. The injured men were John Martin 157 Stonefield Road, Blantyre; his son and Samuel Trueman, 51 Glasgow Road, Blantyre. Mr Martin was removed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary suffering from a fractured right leg. and the other two men, who sustained facial and body bruises, were taken to their homes.
Pictured just a few years later is Bardykes Colliery.