Sunday, 22 January 2017
Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Blackridge
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Blackridge, a small town in the western part of West Lothian, Scotland. The town name dates to 1581, first recorded as Blakrig. Later, Blackrig and then Blackrigg became the standard spelling until Blackridge became the norm in official documents after about 1840. Blackrig remains the local pronunciation. The village grew from a population of under 200 to over 2,000 by World War I with coal mining and whinstone quarrying the main employments. The last colliery closed in the late 1950s and Blackridge became a dormitory for nearby towns. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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