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Blantyre Pit Disaster Anniversary

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 […]

Blantyre Explosion – Miners Remembered

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 […]