SKDT/TRTD Our second drop-in session

A massive thank you to everyone who came along to SKDT’s Road to Drumleman session on 23th November! Thanks also to the staff at Campbeltown Library. The day was well attended and we had lots of photos to scan, some artefacts and memorabilia to photograph and many stories to share. The next session will be on the 14th Dec – details here. If you have any connection with Argyll Colliery or mining in South Kintyre, please feel free to join us on the 14th December at Campbeltown Library. You’d be more than welcome.


Calum and Roselyn McLean (nee Farmer) popped to the second session to chat about Roselyn’s father, Charlie Farmer, who worked at Argyll Colliery and played for the miners’ football team. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©


Childhood friends, Helen Babty (nee Hamilton) and Morag McLean (nee McMillan) came in with stories, photos and memorabilia, including Morag’s father, Kenny McMillan’s diaries. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©


Miner’s safety lamp brought in by Jack Milligan who worked for the NCB at the Barony Colliery in Ayrshire before moving to Campbeltown. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©


Catherine Harvey (nee McLean) shared this photo of her father, Archie Mclean, a shotfirer, with other Argyll Colliery miners. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©

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