ALF Index

<< Back To Index

<< Previous Image

Next Image >>

Industry / Coal

Bankhead Colliery

Bankhead Colliery

©copyright East Ayrshire Libraries

Date From

Workforce pose in front of the pithead here at Bankhead Colliery, Muirkirk. It was also known as Auldhouseburn Colliery and was closed in 1911. It was run by the Cairntable Gas Coal Company.
In 1898 the Colliery was the scene of a disaster when three men lost their lives when an inrush of water flooded the pit. Robert Blyth and Robert Gibson were awarded the Royale Humane Society Silver medal for risking their lives to save others.

Date To

1910

Theme

Industry

Subtheme 1

Coal

Subtheme 2

Subtheme 3

Place

Bankhead

Parish

Muirkirk

Format

Photo

Resource Type

Black & White Print

Source

Baird Institute

Reference

E026

Relate Image Reference

Creator

n/k

Commissioned by

n/k

Copyright Holder

©copyright East Ayrshire Libraries

<< Back To Index


Can you help?

If you have any further information regarding the picture shown here, please take a minute and let us know.

What can you tell us?

Your Name

Your Email

Contact Number

Contact Me ViaEmailTelephone


Please enter the characters from the image below:

Captcha
Change Image