My dad Victor Carr was in Bedley pit for 30 years, and also worked in the mine rescue at Coatbridge from 1976 to 1985, if any one out there has any photos of the mine rescue centre my dad would love to see them.
Scotsman - 1915 Nov 25
Coatbridge First Call Out
A fall from the roof of No 1 Bedley Pit, near Glenboig owned by Messrs Wm. Baird & Co, closed up the airway yesterday, with the results that there followed an accumulation of gas and four men, including Mr Murray, the manager, were gassed and rendered unconscious. The brigade motored from the Lanarkshire Mine Owners Rescue Station, Coatbridge, and carried with them all the necessary apparatus for mine rescue work.
John Hunter, Bedley, formerly of Airdrie, died from the effects of the gas. Artificial restoratives were applied for more than 2 hours underground and three of the men eventually regained consciousness. John Cranley's condition was considered somewhat critical, and he was removed to the Alexander Hospital, Coatbridge. In the evening, however, his condition had greatly improved.