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Memorials - Photographs - Page 42

Glenrothes Rothes Halls

Glenrothes

Glenrothes

The Working Men

In the foyer of the Roches Hall,
Plenty room for one and all,
Artist and musicians you will see,
On the stage for you and me.

Information is there for you to find,
At the library as you walk in,
There is another place you should seek,
For information every week.

Standing in an alcove for you to discover,
The sculptured doubles of working men,
Who have toiled above and under,
This land that life gave to them

Donald Mclennan a gardener as you can see,
Resting on his rake taking a breather
While working away in the heat of the day,
Hat pulled down always keen to have a blether.

In the centre George Meldrum stands,
Proud and strong with a heart of gold,
Cared for pheasants in their runs,
A game keeper renowned I am told.

Resting on his shovel, lamp light out,
This miner’s name I do not know,
A man who would help you out no doubt,
Either on surface or below.

Now that I have told you a little,
Of what goes on in our hall,
Maybe you will want to stay awhile,
Decide for yourself and give us a call.

Bill Thompson

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Baillieston Library, Near Glasgow

Spanish Civil War Miner

William Keegan

Keegan

A National Unemployed Workers Movement activist, Keegan was an unemployed Communist miner from Baillieston, North Lanarkshire. He volunteered to join the International Brigade. He had already been active in raising funds for Spain by asking hundreds in the village to donate their Co-op dividend. Keegan was killed in action at Brunete on July 18th 1937 at the age of 28 years.

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Stanrigg Memorial Community Hall and Sports Centre

Greengairs, North Lanarkshire

Stanrigg

Stanrigg-2

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Prestwick - Glenburn Miners Cairn

This Cairn Marks the Site of the Former Miners' Rows of Glenburn Pit, in Prestwick

Prestwick

Langcroft Ave

Glenburn-Prestwick-2

Memory

Glenburn-Prestwick-4

Glenburn-Prestwick-4B

Glenburn Miners Cairn

This cairn marks the site of the former Miners' Rows of Glenburn Pit, in Prestwick. Other than the Glenburn Miners Welfare Amateur Football Club, there's nothing else left to show that a coal mine ever existed here. The inscription reads:

IN MEMORY OF
GLENBURN MINER’S ROWS
1914 – 1971

DEDICATED BY
MINERS FAMILIES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

THE SWORD OF JUSTICE IN THEIR HANDS
TO SHIELD AND GUARD THEIR NATIVE LAND.
SEE HERE ON THE SCROLL THEIR NAMES
WHO DIED ON LAND AND SEA
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN FREEDOM’S CAUSE.

THIS CAIRN WAS ERECTED BY
SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL
TO COMMEMORATE THE SITE OF THE
“GLENBURN ROWS”
AND TO THE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO LIVED IN THIS COMMUNITY
BETWEEN 1912 AND 1971.
ALSO DEDICATD TO THE MEMORY OF
THE COLLIERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN GLENBURN PIT.

THOSE KILLED IN ACTION IN WORLD WAR 1

NAMES LISTED

AT THE REQUEST OF THE LATE
MR. JACKIE YOUNG

CC Creative Commons Licence. Mary and Angus Hogg

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