Jim Hamilton



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Gala Coronation
  • Geoff Brown's photos of the 2014 Coalburn Gala can now be viewed in the Photo Gallery on this website. Photos of last year's Gala can also be viewed.
  • Also a separate gallery of photos taken inside Victoria Hall at the judging of entries.
  • More images of the buildings in Coalburn today can be seen in the Photo Gallery.
  • At the AGM, the officials for the past year were voted to remain in post for 2014/2015.
  • The Society now has a Facebook page. Click on the link in the left-hand menu.
  • Images of the buildings in Coalburn today can be seen in the Photo Gallery.

Gala Exhibition 2014

The Society's Gala Exhibition at Coalburn Leisure Centre. 5th July 2014.


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. (See Syllabus)

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.

Coalburn's One Stop Shop

Coalburn Miners Welfare Institute circa 1930

Officials 2014/15

Chairman: Mr Peter McLeish

Vice-Chairman: Mr John Zawadzki

Secretary: Mrs Betty Bell

Treasurer: Miss Jean Savage

Archivist/Newsletter: Mr John Zawadzki


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

Cover of Autumn 2013 Newsletter