Colliery Manager Assaulted


1930s Blantyreferme colliery

1937 Blantyre Ferme Colliery (PV)

William Daye, miner, Caldervale Rows, Blantyre, was sentenced to 21 days imprisonment at Hamilton Sheriff Court on Wednesday 16th March 1927 for assaulting the manager of Blantyre Ferme Colliery, near Uddingston.

The manager in evidence said that there had been some difficulties in the district owing to the late that there was not work at Blantyre Ferme Colliery for all the men employed prior to May last.

The accused was continually applying for work, and, on being refused on the date libelled, followed witness to the office and felled him with a piece of iron.

Pictured on the left are the offices at Blantyreferme Colliery in the same era.

(c) Blantyre Project from the book “Blantyre Explained”

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  1. Dr Alan Blackwood

    Fascinating, although I’m dismayed that the manager was not named. My great-grandfather, William Armstrong, a mining engineer, was I believe manager or under-manager of Blantyre Ferme Colliery in 1930 when his home address was Thirlwell, Sheepburn Road, Uddingston – a property then associated with the colliery. Whether or not he was at Blantyre Ferme in 1927 I do not know.

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