Coalburn

A series of images of Coalburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Coalburn Miners Welfare

Coalburn Miners Welfare Society. Nov 2013

Coalburn Miners Welfare

Even the rear of the building is impressive. Aug 2014

Derelict bungalow at Dalquhandy Opencast Mine Site, Coalburn

Derelict bungalow at Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site, Coalburn. Date of photo: 3rd March 2014.

Coalburn Bing

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 Coalburn and no 9 Bing

View of No 9 Bing and Coalburn from the Dalquhandy Opencast Coal Site. Date of photo: 3rd March 2014.

Bellfield Bing, Coalburn

Bellfield Bing from School Road. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.

Railway Road, Coalburn

View of Railway Road from Bellfield Bing. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.

Coalburn village

Coalburn from Bellfield Bing. Date of photo: 24th July 2014.

No. 6 Bing, Coalburn

No. 6 Bing at back of Coalburn Road. Date of photo: 7th August 2014.

Bellfield Bing and Tinto from No. 6 Bing, Coalburn

Bellfield Bing and Tinto from No. 6 Bing. Date of photo: 7th August 2014.

Braehead Road, Coalburn

Braehead Road. Date of photo: 19th August 2014.

Coalburn Village Green

Coalburn Village Green. Date of photo: 27th August 2014.

Former Coalburn Inn

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, Coalburn

Cottage in Bellfield Date of photo: 10th March 2016.

A collection of my images of Coalburn today can be seen on the website of the Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn.

Coalburn Gala 5th July 2014

On Way to Crowning

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,

Coalburn Gala 4th July 2015

Coalburn Gala 2015

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.