Peter McLeish (chairman) with Ethyl Smith, the speaker on the 1st March 2017. Ethyl returned to give part 2 of her enlightening talk on the Covenanters with engaging stories of the prominent preachers in the movement. In this photograph, she is holding her novel, Changed Times, based around the history of the Covenanters. This has received critical acclaim.
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.
- At the AGM on the 19th April, the Treasurer reported that there had been an increase in donations. The Society is very grateful to all those who have helped to support its work.
- The Society re-elected its officials and committee members for 2017-2018 unopposed.
- After the AGM business was over, the members were treated to a slide show by talented local photographer, Gavin Forrest. He showed beautiful images of Scottish scenes at sunrise, sunset and under snow. His photos of birds showed his talent as a nature photographer. Finally, he showed images taken on a trip to Vietnam.