This morning, we’re holding a minutes silence at 8.45am, Friday 22nd October 2021 to remember the 215 men and boys who lost their life in the Blantyre Pit Disaster of 1877. Please join us. May they all rest in peace.
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Today, we remember the 215 Blantyre men and boys who lost their lives in the Blantyre Pit Disaster of 1877. To this day, it remains Scotland’s largest mining accident. In one instant moment at 8.45am on 22nd October 1877, almost 6% of Blantyre’s entire population at the time was wiped out by an almighty explosion […]
The 22nd October, a solemn date Blantyre knows all too well. Today is the 143rd Anniversary of the terrible Pit Disaster at High Blantyre. A tragedy where 215 men and boys sadly lost their lives. In an instant at 8.45am on the morning of 22nd October 1877, almost 6% of the entire Blantyre population was […]
Today, 22nd October 2016 is the 139th Anniversary of the Blantyre Pit Disaster at Dixon’s Colliery in High Blantyre . At 8.50am that morning in 1877, over 200 Blantyre men and boys were killed, sending shockwaves of grief through Blantyre. Brothers, Fathers, Sons, Uncles, Nephews. Gone in an instant. Blantyre had a population of only […]