Main Street, Newtongrange
Easthouses Industrial Estate, Midlothian
Gorebridge Memorial - Midlothian
Gorebridge Community Council will be officially unveiling the memorial
to local miner workers who lost their lives today, Saturday, September 28
Gorebridge Community Council - The memroial was designed by D Walker Memorials and the community council would like to thank everyone who helped make it possible, including The Dean Tavern, CISWO, Lodge Dundas and Arniston Miners Welfare Club.
Cath McGill said: “Because of everyone who contributed to the fundraising efforts and took advertising space in the 2018 calendar we were able to raise enough to order the memorial and are pleased it is now complete and in place.”
The unveiling will take place outside the Beacon at 3pm together with a small display of mining heritage.
Cath said: “We hope this will spark more memories and encourage you to write down some stories about our recent history.
“We will also have some details of the names we are aware of so far although there were too many to have them noted on the memorial, but there a second project is in the pipeline to display these in the Beacon once we have been able to check and verify all the details.
“Everyone is welcome to come along and have a cuppa and something to eat and share some stories and memories of working or living in Gorebridge.”
The miners’ memorial is located next to the First World War memorial and the Second World War memorial will be reinstated soon.
Stoneyburn and Bents
Foulshiels Park, Stoneyburn and Bents, West Lothian
Rowanburn, North of Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway
A Memorial to Samuel Lindsay, a Miner Killed at Rowanburn Pit, 14 Jan 1922
The small wheel and frame was erected as a memorial to the miners and Mr Lindsay. Rowanburn is a small rural village which stands on the Northumberland/Cumbria border. At side of A6357, Rowanburn, north of Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway
There were 4 coal mines at Rowanburn. Canonbie Colliery, Blinkbonny Colliery, Bottoms Colliery and Archerbeck Colliery.
Canonbie Colliery and Blinkbonny Colliery were linked by a tramway. Canonbie Colliery was served by a rail link from the Langholm branch of the NBR which was linked to the Carlisle - Edinburgh railway.
Archerbeck Pit was centred around the Archerbeck Bridge area about a half mile east of Rowanburn, it's site went back to the 1770s.
Rowanburn (or Canonbie) Pit closed 1922 but there was a drift mine at Archerbeck working in the 1930s/40s.
Samuel Lindsey was killed just a few months before the last mine closed.