Photos next from September 1986 and to the north of Blantyre is Blantyreferme. This photos represent the reduction of the Colliery bings, a significant effort to restore the ground back closer to the existing field levels. The large remnants of the colliery bings removed and taken away, removing most of the signs of the former coal mining industry there.
Blantyreferme has long had a history of being rural, steeped in agricultural activity for many centuries and this tidy up ‘back to its roots’ was most welcomed. Nature has once again taken these reclaimed fields and its all looking very green today.