Black Faces & Tackety Boots

Pit Props & Ponies

Wilma Bolton

Lanarkshire Historian

Acclaimed Author & Newspaper Contributer

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Black Faces and Tackety Boots, click to purchase this acclaimed best seller

A Wealth of local knowledge packed into every page

232 pages packed with true stories from the coal mines of Hamilton, Blantyre, Burnbank, Larkhall and Quarter .

Vivid images of the life and times of the people of Lanarkshire

The book contains 175 photographs and the names of 2000 local coal miners

True stories of selfless heroism

Among these names are several hundred miners who were present as rescuers at the Blantyre and Udston disasters. Also included in the book is a harrowing eyewitness account by Hugh Brown who was both a survivor and a rescuer at the explosion in Dixon's No 2 and 3 pits in 1877.

A book for all the generations to enjoy

Black Faces and Tackety Boots recently re issued by popular demand with a new gloss binding

Consistently No1 best selling local interest book in Lanarkshire

Second Book Pit Props & Ponies also available for immediate dispatch

Copyright 2006 onwards. Wilma Bolton.

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