Tag: pit disaster

Pit Explosion Inquiry Summary

The last part of the inquiry document, a summary from the official Inquiry Report for “Blantyre Colliery Explosion” of 1877. Transcribed by myself word for word for the first time appearing online, this particular end section summarises the all the inquiry’s findings, presented to the Government at Whitehall. SUMMARY “In summing up the causes conducing […]

Pit Disaster Memorial

A lovely photo of High Blantyre’s Pit Disaster Memorial, taken by local photographer Jackie Byres. Captured recently in warmer weather, the memorial has looked particularly beautiful this late summer, thanks to the flowering begonias in planters arranged by Bonnie Blantyre. The colour has lasted well and certainly brightened up this area. Thanks to everybody this […]