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Blantyre Miner’s New Year – 1878

The explosive population growth of the 1870’s in Blantyre saw those same residents and incomers let their hair down and enjoy the New Year Festivities, stepping away from the mines for a couple of days. The Hamilton Advertiser newspaper account on 5th January 1878, (just a few months after that horrible tragedy in Dixon’s Pits 2 and […]