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Blood on the Coal – Part 5

The Story of the Auchinraith Pit Disaster of 1930. Continued from Part 4 yesterday. By the afternoon of Saturday 30th August 1930, crowds had started to gather at the Colliery and reporters descended into the area too. The conducted some interviews at nearby Auchinraith Row, across from the school and next to the colliery. Auchinraith […]

Blantyre Women’s Volunteer Service

  Occasionally, I read about organisations that were short lived in Blantyre, or set up specifically for a cause during a short time. One such example of this was during WW2, when a women’s group was formed in Blantyre for the purposes of assisting with war efforts. I absolutely must include such commendable wartime actions […]