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Memorials - Photographs - Page 18

In Memory of the Men and Boys of Galston and Loudoun Parishes
East Ayrshire

Galston
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More about the disaster

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Quarrelton and Benston - Joint Memorial

Quarrelton Disaster 2 May 1818 - Benston Disaster 25 July 1860

Quarrelton-Benston
Wee Wood, Johnstone, Renfrewshire (Quarrelton Road / Beith Road junction and Benston)

This Cairn Commemorates the 5 miners who lost their lives in the Quarrelton Pit Disaster in May 1818.
(See Scottish Mining Website for details). There were 7 miners involved, 5 were drowned, 2 survived, however they were brought out after 12 days, barely alive.

  • Alexander Barr
  • James Brodie
  • John Hunter
  • James Inglis
  • Alexander Shaw
In Oct 1860 another 5 men were killed in a similar scenario.

The Cairn also Commemorates the 5 men who perished in the Benston Disaster in October 1860.
(See Scottish Mining Website for details). Five lives were lost when Benstone Coal-Pit, Near Johnstone, flooded 23 Oct 1860.

  • Robert Alexander, age 24
  • John Alllison, age 29
  • John Hendry, age 21
  • John McMillan, age 44
  • Alexander Stewart, age 12

Inaugurated by Councillor Stuart Stevenson JP.

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In Recognition of Wallyford as a Mining Community

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Wallyford-2

Wallyford-3

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