Miners at Bo'ness
"Here is a photo of
miners at Bo'ness, West Lothian, Scotland. It includes, Hugh
Kirkland Gourlay, grandfather of my wife,
Kate. He is 4th from the right in the photo, with moustache and wearing a
Hugh was born in
Ayrshire in 1882. He married in Bo'ness in
1909, where he was a miner. Latterly, he lived in
Haddington Place, Edinburgh, until his death in 1960.
Kate and I believe that
this photo would have been taken in Bo'ness, possibly during the
General Strike in 1926."
"1. Do you recognise
any of the other men in the photo?
2. Can you tell me
anything more about the photo?"
Ramsay Tubb, near Newhaven / Bonnington, Edinburgh: May 18, 2014