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1926 Miners Demonstrate

Tensions ran high during the 1926 miners strike. In Blantyre Auchenraith Colliery was instrumental in breaking the strike there and returning people to work and controversially sell coal again from the pithead. The largest meeting of miners ever seen in Blantyre took place on Thursday 21st October 1926 in a field adjoining Auchinraith Colliery, which belonged to […]