Old Photograph Rosewell Scotland


Old photograph of cottages and houses in Rosewell near Bonnyrigg, South East of Edinburgh, Scotland. This colliery village was established by Archibald Hood, mining engineer and entrepreneur, who developed the Whitehill Colliery from 1856, which was located on the south western edge of the village. He began a new shaft at the colliery in 1878, built railways for the mines, branching from the Peebles Railway, and erected well-designed houses for the miners, and also encouraged the establishment of a Co-operative Retail Society.

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