On Wednesday morning of 9th February 1927, the two cages at No. 1 Pit, Blantyre Ferme Colliery, came into contact and, buckling, took the water pipes with them, causing damage to the shaft and rendering it unworkable.
Three hundred men, who were below the time, had to get out No. 2 Pit. The damage, fortunately, was repaired the same day and the men returned to their work as usual the following morning.
Pictured looking northwards in 1962, is BlantyreFerme Colliery looking across the railway to Uddingston, the River Clyde out the photo to the right.
(c) Blantyre Project
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