Tag: miners

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 […]

Blantyre’s New Indoor Market

Blantyre Miner’s Welfare Community Resource Centre are hoping to develop a Sunday indoor market that will take place twice a month. Prior to applying for a market traders license to the council, the society would like to gauge the interests of potential traders for this new facility. If you would like to participate by hiring […]