Coalburn Primary Schoolchildren in 1939.
Andrew Brownlie's article on his time at school in Coalburn is featured in the Autumn Newsletter and in a version with more photos on this website.
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.
It also features a record of village
events and articles of local interest submitted by
Billys Café/Shop in Abbeygreen, Lesmahagow. Annie Hamilton is standing at the door. Photo: the late Jim Hamilton.
More on Billy Hamilton and his Café/Shop in Lesmahagow.
- Andy Brownlie's School Memories with photos. Added on 29th September 2020.
- The Autumn 2020 Newsletter
is now available.
- Because of the coronavirus epidemic, all of the activities of the Society are affected
and we await to see whether and when it will be possible to start activities again. However, Helen Brownlie has produced an excellent Autumn newsletter (see above) which has been posted to all members by Betty Nicol and is now available online.
- A new article on Billy Hamilton and his Café/Shop in Lesmahagow was added on the 18th August.
- The article on Ices and Fish and Chips in Coalburn has been updated to include mobile ice cream vans visiting Coalburn.
- A new article on Mobile Fish and Chip Vans in Coalburn. Added 8th July 2020. Updated on the 17th July to include details supplied by Peter McLeish of another mobile van.
- A photograph of Railway Terrace in the 1920s has been added to the section on
- Because of the coronavirus epidemic, all of the remaining activities of the Society, the Coalburn Gala and the Society's Exhibition
have been cancelled and we await to see whether and when it will be possible to start activities again. However, Helen Brownlie has produced an excellent Autumn newsletter (see below) which has been posted to all members by Betty Nicol and is now available online.
- Photos of the filming of The Big Man, 1990.
- A pictorial account of the history of Coalburn Schools. Added 11th February 2020