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Miners

at
 Bo'ness, West Lothian

Bo'ness Miners

Possibly 1926

Workers at Murray's Cooperage, Craigmillar  -  Photo probably taken around early 1930s

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ramsay Tubb, Edinburgh

 

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    A group of Miners at Bo'ness  -  Photo possibly taken during the General Strike, 1926

 

Comments

1.

Ramsay Tubb

near Newhaven / Bonnington, Edinburgh

Thank you to Ramsay Tubb for allowing me to reproduce this photo of miners from Bo'ness.

Ramsay wrote:

Miners at Bo'ness

    A group of Miners at Bo'ness  -  Photo possibly taken during the General Strike, 1926

"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 waistcoat.  

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."

Questions

"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

Reply to Ramsay

If you'd like to reply to either of the questions that Ramsay asks above, please email me to let me know, then I'll pass on Ramsay's email address to you.    Thank you

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 19, 2014

 

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