Tag: coal board

1947 Men at Dixon’s Number 3 pit

In May 2015, I stumbled upon a video about mining and couldn’t believe the first few very short scenes were of High Blantyre. But they were and in particular the exact day was on 6th January 1947, when the Coal Board Nationalised mining. Several of the initial scenes featured scenes of crowds at High Blantyre including […]

Children Hurt in Army Blast

HOUSES ROCKED BY BLAST Children hurt in Army Exercise A motor car roof was smashed, windows and doors were blown out, and two small children were cut by flying glass when the soldiers of the soldiers of the Territorial Army blew up a 40ft. high washing plant at Dixon’s Colliery, High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, on Sunday […]