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World War 1 medal
  • On the evening of Wednesday 17th December (from 7.30 pm), the Heritage Centre will be open for members and friends to see the many items and resources.
  • The Xmas Dinner will be in Cruets Cafe on the 19th and not in the Miners Welfare Hall as before. Please bring items for the raffle.
  • A new Newsletter for December 2014 is available. Now also online the Bumper 10th Anniversary Newsletter, full of interesting articles.
  • The syllabus page has been updated with the 2015 session.
  • 2015 Calendars are now available from the One Stop Shop (Post Office), priced £5.
  • A display of photographs and information commemorating the people of Coalburn who served in the First World War can be seen in the One Stop Shop until further notice. Artefacts from that period (Preview photos) can also be viewed in the Heritage Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am until 3 pm every week. There is no charge for admission.

Heritage Centre, Coalburn

The Heritage Centre at Coalburn


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-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.

Cover of Winter 2014 Newsletter