SKDT/TRTD Our first drop-in session

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to SKDT’s Road to Drumleman session on 19th October. Thanks also to the staff at Campbeltown Library. The day was well attended and we had lots of images to scan, some artefacts to photograph and many stories to share. The next session will be on the 23rd November – details here.

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Willie Durance, a former electrician at Argyll Colliery brought in two his his lamps (A carbide lamp and a “Glennie”) to the session. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Some of the participants at the first TRTD drop-in archive session, Campbeltown Library. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Maggie Allen, daughter of former miner, the late Coventry Paton, popped in and shared this photo of her father who played with the Argyll Colliery football team. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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The first TRTD drop-in archive session at Campbeltown Library. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Willie McMillan, former collier at Argyll Colliery was born in Drumlemble. Here he is pictured with his pick and mashing hammer which bears his employee number, 108. He started work at the mine when he was 20, shortly after he was de-mobbed from the Gordon Highlanders. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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The first TRTD drop-in session at Campbelltown Library. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Ex-coalface worker, Willie McMillan, brought his pick in to show the group. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Local Councillor, John Armour, Jim and Alex McKinven, former Argyll Colliery employees. Alex, the author of Kit and Caboodle, The History of Football in Campbeltown, was able to put some names to faces… Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Participants at the first TRTD drop-in session at Campbeltown Library. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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Miner’s safety lamp brought in by a former electrician at Argyll Colliery, Willie Durance. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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