1964 Priory Colliery Bing

1964 Priory Colliery Bing by AS

Anthony Smith kindly shared these excellent photos of the former Priory Colliery Bing which were taken by his father in 1964.

Contractors arrived a few year later in 1966 and 1967 to level this bing, which by my reckoning was the largest man made object to have ever existed in Blantyre.

The Bing may have been even taller than this when it collapsed partially into the River Clyde, directly opposite Bothwell Castle. The river at that point, even today is still narrower at the bend.

1964 Priory Colliery Bing by AS1

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