Welcome

The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn was established in 2004.

Heritage Centre, Coalburn

The Heritage Centre at Coalburn with committee members Marion McBain (Treasurer), Fiona McLeish, Helen Brownlie (Chair), Billy Struthers, Jim McBain, Geoff Brown (Vice-chair and Secretary). Photo: 27th April 2022 by Helen Donnelly and Geoff Brown.

The Society runs the Heritage Centre in the One Stop Shop which contains a rich archive of photographs, documents and artifacts relating to Coalburn's social history and mining heritage.

As the number who can safely be accommodated at any particular time is limited, it is best to call in advance to make sure that the slot when you hope to visit is available.

You can make an arrangement to visit by calling Geoff Brown on 01555 820379 or Helen Brownlie on 0141 630 1480, by e-mailing , or by sending a text message to 07950 706622.

If you do decide to drop in at short notice, you can contact the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060 and staff there will be able to check if the Resource Room is available.

The Heritage Resource Room is a community asset and one that we are keen should be accessible and well used, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to visit.

Meetings of the Society have traditionally been held on the first and on the third Wednesday of the month from SEPTEMBER until APRIL, from 7.30pm - 9pm. However the coronavirus pandemic has lead to quite a bit of cancellation over the last two years.

Please watch this page for information about future meetings. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Meetings often have an invited guest speaker. The venue is Coalburn Bowling Club, next to the Miners Welfare's One Stop Shop.

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One Stop Shop, Coalburn

Coalburn's One Stop Shop

Enquiries

We remain available for responding to enquiries about all aspects of local heritage, drawing on the extensive documentation held in the Heritage Resource Centre and from other sources.

Should you have any enquiries about future meetings, or about joining the society, or concerning any other aspect of our work, please feel free to get in touch using any of the contact details on this page.

ChairHelen Brownlie
Vice-ChairGeoff Brown
SecretaryGeoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)
TreasurerMarion McBain
Membership Secretary Betty Nicol

Cover of Spring 2022 Newsletter

 

What's new

Crossroads Cumberhead Road - Shoulderigg Road

Crossroads Cumberhead Road - Shoulderigg Road

  1. A new set of photographs of the Cumberhead Road area by Geoff Brown taken on the 21st March 2022.
  2. Coalburn Gala Day is planned for Saturday, 2nd July. The Society hopes to have an exhibition in the Leisure Centre.