Campbeltown Heritage Centre 2 – Mining Memorabilia

Thanks to Campbeltown Heritage Centre for allowing us to publish images of mining memorabilia that has been handed into the centre by local families, including former shotfirer at Argyll Colliery, John Kerr, Campbeltown and Donald Irwin, Drumlemble, son of John Irwin, also a shotfirer. To see the collection and visit C.H.C. visit their website for opening times.

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Gas Testing and Hearing Certificate. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Gas Testing and Hearing Certificate – John Kerr. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Record of Gas Cap Recognition Certificates. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Mines and Quarries Act – Deputy’s Certificate – John Kerr. Record of First Aid Certificates. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Extract from the National Coal Board’s Deputy’s Handbook. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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National Coal Board/Scottish Division – John Irwin. Shot firing in coal mines: A guide to shotfirers. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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National Coal Board Travel Permit – Argyll Colliery, 1963. Travel Company: McConnachie (this was the company that transported miners by bus from Campbeltown to Machrihanish). Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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National Agreements booklet for Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Coal Mines Act 1911 – the parts of the Abstract and General Regulations for Boiler Minders and Persons in charge of Ventilating Machines (Reprinted in 1949). Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre,

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Morphia in Mines Scheme. National Coal Board – Scottish Division (John Kerr) 10th July, 1965. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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National Union of Mineworkers 1949. Courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

 

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Campbeltown Heritage Centre (1) – Mining Images

The following images can be viewed at Campbeltown Heritage Centre – for full details visit their website here. Many thanks to C.H.C. for allowing us to publish these images on the TRTD blog.

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The Wimbledon Pit at Machrihanish. (Campbeltown Coal Company). Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre

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Miners sawing a timer “tree” or support – early days of Argyll Colliery, Machrihanish. Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Miners at “Lone Creek”, an illegal mine at Tirfergus Farm above Drumlemble. C. late 1920s. Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Miners at “Lone Creek”, an illegal mine at Tirfergus Farm above Drumlemble. C. late 1920s. Photo courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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We are unclear whether this is a photo of James McArthur, whose death at the mine in Drumlemble was written about by John Lambie, or whether this is a photo is, in fact, of John Lambie. Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.

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Miners at Kilkivan. Donald Irwin, Drumlemble, thinks the man in the centre is Hugh Sinclair. Image courtesy of Campbeltown Heritage Centre.