At the meeting of the Society on the 20th September, Joan Barr gave an interesting talk on William Roy (1726-1790) who was born near Carluke and became responsible for the first reliable military maps of Scotland. From that success, he went on to produce the first accurate ordnance maps of Southern England and was given the military title of Major-General. Roy's work became the foundation of the Ordnance Survey. Joan is seen here with a book of Roy's maps.
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.
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.
|Secretary||Geoff Brown (Tel. No: 01555 820379)|
|Membership Secretary||Betty Nicol|
An informative 12-page newsletter, designed and produced to a high standard by the Society 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.