Category: Blantyre Mining

Blood on the Coal – Part 10

Continuing the story of Auchinraith Pit Disaster which happened on Saturday 30th August 1930. Continued from Part 9 yesterday. Today we’re again looking at the funerals of the victims and how this affected the community in Blantyre. The four Silver bands played appropriate music and the weird notes of the piper’s lament seemed to lend […]

Blood on the Coal – Part 5

The Story of the Auchinraith Pit Disaster of 1930. Continued from Part 4 yesterday. By the afternoon of Saturday 30th August 1930, crowds had started to gather at the Colliery and reporters descended into the area too. The conducted some interviews at nearby Auchinraith Row, across from the school and next to the colliery. Auchinraith […]