A series of images of Coalburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. This page now contains links to a series of galleries of modern photos of Coalburn taken for the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn.
Coalburn Miners Welfare Society. Nov 2013
Even the rear of the building is impressive. Aug 2014
Derelict bungalow at Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site, Coalburn. Date of photo: 3rd March 2014.
Reminders of Coalburn's mining history are found all around the village. Here the Bing (coal spoil heap) of the No 9 Colliery can be seen from
the top of the smaller Bellfield Bing at the end of School Road.
Date of photo: 27th May 2014
View of No 9 Bing and Coalburn from the Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site. Date of photo: 3rd March 2014.
Bellfield Bing from School Road. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.
View of Railway Road from Bellfield Bing. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.
Coalburn from Bellfield Bing. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.
No. 6 Bing at back of Coalburn Road. Date of photo: 7th August 2014.
Bellfield Bing and Tinto from No. 6 Bing. Date of photo: 7th August 2014.
Braehead Road. Date of photo: 19th August 2014.
Coalburn Village Green. Date of photo: 27th August 2014.
The changing face of the former Coalburn Inn, now sold, repainted and being converted into flats. Date of photo: 14th Jan 2016
Cottage in Bellfield Date of photo: 10th March 2016.
A collection of my images of Coalburn and the surrounding area taken for the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn.
- Coalburn 2013-4 (Most of the important buildings in Coalburn)
- Coalburn 2015 (includes Coalburn Inn, Hollandbush Golf Course, Watermeetings, Manse View and area around No. 6 bing)
- Coalburn 2016 (includes Coalburn Inn Conversion to Flats, Timbertown, Shoulderigg Road area and Bellfield)
- Coalburn 2017 (Coalburn Inn, Auchlochan, Hollandbush Golf Club and School Road area)
- Coalburn 2018 (Park Street, Bellfield Road, Path along old bogie line, Poniel and Auchlochan)
- Coalburn 2019 (Coalburn Information Sign, Hollandbush, Auchlochan, Village Green, Coal Hutch)
- Coalburn 2020 (Autumnal photos around the Auchlochan area)
- Coalburn 2021 (Stockbriggs estate, bog cotton, Auchlochan)
- Coalburn 2022 (Coalburn and School Roads, Middlemuir Road)
There was no Gala in 2020 because of the restrictions imposed for the Coronavirus Epidemic. Restrictions continued into 2021 so that the normal July date was out of question. With lifting of some restrictions due in August, the committee aimed for a Gala with some restrictions in September.
The organising committee are to be congratulated on pulling off a succcesful Gala despite many obstacles. The procession consisted of the organising committee, the Coalburn IOR Pipe Band and the cars with the Gala Queen and her court. To reduce possible transfer of virus, the youngsters were driven by members of their families. There was no official fancy dress competition or floats but people were encouraged to wear fancy dress in their house and houses could be decorated as normal. There was no exhibition by the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society.
The weather on Gala Day, 11th September, was dull, dry and, for me, cold.
The weather on Gala Day, 6th July, was fine - dry, warm, with sunny and overcast periods.
Because of my limited mobility, the procession was only photographed in School Road outside the Leisure Centre and includes a photograph of the Exhibition by the Heritage Society inside the Leisure Centre.
Photographs by my wife Rozsa and myself, David Halls.
The 2014 Coalburn Gala was vibrant, well-organised and enjoyed by big crowds in excellent weather.
The pictures were taken at the start at Victoria Hall; in Coalburn Road near the school and lastly in School Road in front of the Leisure Centre.
The crowning took place in the Leisure Centre car park. Some pictures show the excellent exhibition organised by the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn inside the Leisure Centre,
Despite poor weather, the people of Coalburn put on a very good show with lots of entries for the parade. Overnight rain cleared but drizzle periods continued finally
giving way to brighter and sunny conditions for the crowning.
The pictures were taken at the start at Victoria Hall; in Coalburn Road near the school where the rain was worst (and rainspots on the lens ruined many pictures) and
lastly in School Road in front of the Leisure Centre.
The best pictures were of the the crowning in the Leisure Centre car park when the weather was brighter. The Coalburn Heritage Society's exhibition in the Leisure Centre
featured school photos from Coalburn and Bellfield Primary Schools and proved very popular.
My pictures are on the Coalburn Heritage website and the links take you there.