Memorial Lettering Restored

There’s a nice story we shouldn’t overlook this week. Last week on 22nd October, it was the anniversary of the Pit Disaster in Blantyre, when in 1877, some 215 local men and boys sadly died.

The Anniversary prompted several tributes and respectful articles online. One such fitting tribute however, was offline when two local men restored the words on the Memorial Obelisk in High Blantyre Cemetery, back to a colour as black as the pit that exploded.

Blantyre resident John Dunsmore (aka Wee Yanni) and his friend and colleague Matthew Neil took time to carefully restore the lettering in a professionally manner. The lettering is now clear, crisp and good for many more years.

Well done John and Matthew.

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