Tag: pit 4

Dixons Pit 4 Collapse, 1921

William Dixon and Co narrowly avoided another major catastrophe in 1921, when the shaft of their Larkfield Pit 4 collapsed. The question arose immediately as to whether it was an accident or another outrage. That was the problem which mining experts faced when they examined the enormous havoc wrought at the Blantyre colliery, a task they […]

1874 Mineral Line to Larkfield

This fantastic document from October 1874, was recently shown to me by Blantyre man Robert Brownlie. It is the Caledonian Railway’s planning drawing from October 1874 for extending a mineral line directly from the Larkfield Colliery (number 4 pit), along what was eventually to become Burnbrae Road and connecting in with the main Hamilton railway […]