Tag: dixons

Stonefield Road Railway Crossing

Next, a story about a railway level crossing which once crossed over Stonefield Road, leading from the railway mineral line, which is today Burnbrae Road. This story took place on Stonefield Road, outside what is now the Scotmid (Landmark) near Larkfield. One day in Summer 1908, a six year old boy, Alexander Lawson was patiently […]

Scotsman Reports Disaster – Part 4

Continued from Parts 1 – 3 ….from the Scotsman, Tuesday 23rd October 1877….. The weather during Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st was extremely boisterous and wet, and the sudden fall in the barometer was exceptional. There was during Sunday, it is understood, an unusually large flooding of water in both pits, due alike to the […]

Blantyre’s Day of Remembrance

  On 22nd October 1927, Blantyre stopped to remember the great pit disaster in High Blantyre that had happened 50 years earlier. Today, 139 years later we do the same and I thought I’d share a few things about the 50 year remembrance. In 1927, the pit disaster was still relatively fresh in Blantyre’s history […]