Alastair Dinsmore MBE, Curator of the Glasgow Police Museum and Chairman of the Glasgow Police Heritage Society with Peter McLeish (left), Chairman of the Coalburn Heritage Society. On the 6th Dec 2017, Alastair gave a most elightening talk to the Society on "175 years of the History of Glasgow's Police".
The original Coalburn Parish Church opened in 1893. This building, made of corrugated iron and lined with wood, was destroyed by fire in 1918 and replaced in 1922 by the current building
The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn was established in 2004.
Meetings are held normally on the FIRST and THIRD Wednesdays each month; from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, 7.30pm - 9pm, in Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Coalburn Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.
There is an invited guest speaker at each meeting and non-members are welcome to attend.
Coalburn's One Stop Shop
The Society runs the Heritage Centre in the One Stop Shop which contains an archive of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage. The majority of these were collected by the late Jim Hamilton.
|Secretary||Geoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)|
|Membership Secretary||Betty Nicol|
An informative 12-page newsletter, designed and produced to a high standard by the Society is published quarterly and distributed FREE to members. (Non-members £2)
It also features a record of village events and articles of local interest submitted by members.
- Jim Hamilton's wife, Maureen Hamilton, who formally opened the Heritage Centre on Saturday 24th November 2007, passed away on the 24th November 2017.