Blantyreferme Colliery 1&2

Pictured here in 1946 is Blantyreferme Colliery.

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Former Blantyreferme colliery was  based not far from Newton but within Blantyre Parish and was owned by Ayrshire Company, A.G Moore & Co, (coalmasters). This scene is captured from the Clyde Bridges looking back over westwards to Blantyreferme colliery with the brickworks on the far right. The bings feature prominently as do the chimney towers. Beyond them over the horizon was “Fin me Oot” Caldervale, a former miners village. At the time this excellent photo was taken, Mr. William Armstrong of Uddingston was manager.

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