Jimmy Brownlie's mobile Fish and Chips Van

. This photo taken around 1940 shows Jimmy Brownlie's mobile fish and chips van, with his son Andrew (b. 1933) on the running board. Our thanks to Andrew Brownlie and his niece Helen for this photo and to Rozsa Halls for removing an imperfection from the photo.

Mobile Fish and Chip van 2020

The mobile fish and chip van operated by Country Refreshments in Coalburn in 2020. Thanks to Gilbert Thomson for this photo.


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.

One Stop Shop, Coalburn

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.

ChairmanPeter McLeish
Vice-ChairmanGilbert Dobbie
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerMarion McBain
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

Cover of Summer 2020 Newsletter

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.


What's new

Two paintings of Coalburn IOR Band

Paintings by Billy Clelland of Pipe Majors Donald Williams and James Findlay. This story features in the Society's Summer Newsletter.