Moira, Geoff and Kate<

At the meeting on the 18th November, Kate Cowan presented a slideshow showing photos of the 128-mile charity walk that she and her sister, Moira Donaghue, made along the River Clyde from its source near Watermeetings to the Clyde Estuary at Ardmore Point. The photograph shows Moira (left) and Kate (right) with Geoff Brown, secretary of the Society.

Coalburn Primary School - Official Opening

Coalburn Primary School singing

Coalburn Primary School was officially opened on the 19th November 2015 by Councillor George Greenshields. The pupils of the school put on an excellent performance in song, music and words to illustrate the work of the school.

Gallery of photos of the event


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-ChairmanJohn Zawadzki
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerGillian Farrell
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol
Archivist/Newsletter John Zawadzki

Cover of Winter 2015 Newsletter

An informative 12-page newsletter, designed and produced to a high standard by our Heritage Worker and Vice-Chairman, John Zawadzki, 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.


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