Tag: dixons pits

1920’s Miners at High Blantyre

Here’s a fantastic previously unseen photo of miners at Dixons Pits, High Blantyre. Believed to be the 1920s, the blue cross marks at least one known person, John ‘Jock’ Deccs. These eleven hard working men pose for the camera, some with the tools of their trade, depicting their particular job within the mining industry. Each […]

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 […]