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Colliery Closures, 1921

1921 saw significant pressures on employment of miners in Blantyre. On Saturday 2nd July 1921 a notice went up in the Craighead colliery reading, “This colliery will not reopen for work, but will be dismantled. No. 2 workmen who have their graith underground may lift this on Monday. No. 1 workmen will get theirs as […]

Baird’s Rows (Craighead Rows) Blantyre

Baird’s Rows or Raws were located in the Craighead area of Low Blantyre. The miners homes consisted of three equal length rows of single storey terraced properties. The miner’s homes were tied to the nearby Colliery at Craighead. The rows were names after the nearby Colliery and impressive Craighead house. In April 1878, just as […]