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Mines RescueAuchengeich Colliery Fire - 18th September, 1959 - Page 9
47 Died Log Hand written log by Jimmy Simpson, Coatbridge Mines Rescue
Memorial

An underground fire caused by frictional heat generated between the rotating motor pulley
and the balata transmission belt of the electrically driven booster fan


Sadness And Pride As A Community Remembers
Published Date: 24 September 2009

Mining Disaster's Memorial Stolen
Thursday, 19 November 2009

The Memorial has now been moved to Next to Auchengeich Miners’ Welfare
Gartferry Road, Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire



  In Memory Of Those Who Died  

   
Age

Alexander Morrison Beattie

In Memory
Roadman
26

Thomas Bone

In Memory
Beltmen
27
Fred Broadley
In Memory
Developer
38
William Brynes   Coal Cutterman
54

Mathew McIwain Cannon - Husband and father

In Memory
Coal Face Stripper
38
Walter Clark   Back Brusher
61
Henry Clayton   Train Guard
62

Robert Conn - Husband and father (Rab)

In Memory
Back Brusher
30
Andrew Crombie   Oncost Worker
42
James Devine   Shotfirer
39
Andrew Docherty - Husband and father of 8
In Memory
Coal Cutterman
43
John Duffy
  Shotfirer
39
Francis Jones Fisher
  Shotfirer
49
Martin Fleming   Stripper
51
Michael Fleming   Shotfirer
47
Richard Hamilton   Stripper
48
James Harvey - Husband and father of 8
In Memory
Stripper
44
Patrick Harvey - Husband and father
In Memory
Developer
33
Edward Henery   Stripper
61
George Jackson
In Memory
Spare Stripper
21
Peter Kelly - Husband and father
In Memory
Stripper
40
Francis Kiernan
  Beltmen
26
William Lafferty   Stripper
39
Alexander Todd Lang
  Stripper
35
William Leishman
  Oncost Worker
65
Gerald John Martin
  Shotfirer
34
John McAuley
  Back Brusher
42
Robert McCoid
In Memory
Stripper
55
Joseph McDonald   Stripper
53
Denis McElhaney   Developer
49
George Thomas Thompson McEwan
In Memory
Oncost Worker
20
George Wilkie McIntosh   Shotfirer
58
Andrew McKenna
In Memory
Deputy
41
P. McKenna  
55
James McPhee - Husband and father
In Memory
Shotfirer
54
Peter McMillan   Shotfirer
55
William Meechan   Oncost Worker
22
John Muir   Oncost Worker
38
John Mulholland Seniour
In Memory
Stripper
50
James Nimmo   Oncost Worker
50
Aaron Price
In Memory
Stone Worker
50
Robert (Rab) Price - Husband and father
In Memory
Stone Worker
47
Alexander Sharp
In Memory
Stripper
34
John Shevlin
In Memory
Oncost Worker
46
William Skilling   Oncost Worker
53
John Mack Stark
In Memory
Stripper
23
Thomas Stokes   Oncost Worker
32
Donald Cameron Weir
In Memory
Roadsman
30

Youngest: George Thomas Thompson McEwan, 20 years old
Oldest: Henry Clayton 62 years old

Click here to visit the Black Gold project. It is the main official centre-point for the creative works designed to highlight and mark the 50th anniversary of the Auchengeich mining disaster.

So far we have recruited an author to compile the authorized book and a band to record music to commemorate this memorable landmark. More details are below.

Plans are currently underway for a possible tv documentary and moves are being placed to recruit a theatrical event. Officially stamped and on our books are the author of the book and the band who will compose the music for the memoriam.


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