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Here are some pictures of the old Barony No1 Pit, now part of the collection at the Scottish Mining Museum at Newtongrange, near Edinburgh.
Can anyone put a date to these pics, or identify the miners in them?
Do not recognise any of the photo's but my Dad was killed in the Barony 8/11/62 his name was George Wade.
I do not wish to stir up unwanted memories of the past but I have taken the liberty of contacting my neice in australia and asked her to speak to her Dad, my brother in law Willie Duncan, what was his memories of the time he worked at the Barony. This is a brief extract of what he said -
Henry Green was a foreman, John McNeil was a fireman Thomas Fyie and George Wade were Kyle Borers. My brother in law worked in no 1, 2 and 3 mines. 1 and 2 are the ones that collapsed, he finishedhis shift at 10.30 at night, was asked to do a second shift but said no. 1 and 2 pits collapsed at 4 in the morning. He was there helping to get the men. They asked for volunteers to go down, but at 6 pm that night it was too dangerous, too much gas .
John McNeill, killed Barony Colliery 8 November 1962.
I am trying to contact relatives of John McNeill who was killed at No 2 pit November 1962. He was my father's cousin. John's father David Holden McNeill and my grandfather Alexander McNeill were brothers.
I am carrying out family research and it would be nice to meet John's family: I believe he had a daughter called Margaret aged 15 at the time of his death.
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