Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Of Auchinloch



Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Auchinloch village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The village's name, meaning Field of the Loch, derives from its proximity to a small loch called the Gadloch. Industrialization came in the 1880s, with the opening of the Lumloch Colliery, and then in the 1920s Wester Auchengeich Colliery. The latter closed in 1968. In September 1959, 47 men lost their lives in a coal mine near the village of Auchengeich when a faulty fan purifying the air in the colliery went on fire due to an electrical fault. The mining accident was one of the worst within the UK in the 20th century, widowing 41 women and leaving 76 children without a father. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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