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1957 Dixon’s Explosion Re-enactment film

Residents in Blantyre were treated at the Broadway Cinema in October 1957, of a re-enactment film of the Dixon’s Explosion. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the tragedy, the Broadway screened the film and the newspaper reports suggested in advance just how popular it was going to be. The extract from the Blantyre Gazette tells, […]

1877 The Pit Explosion Rescuers

This has to be the oldest family photo I have (now passed down to me). It’s a photo that’s been used often in several publications. Incredibly, the people in this photo form the rescue party for the infamous Dixon’s Pit Mining Accident in October 1877. Taken over 147 years ago, this photo has my ancestor, […]