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Meikle Earnock

The ranche pub

Keir Hardie

THE EDDLEWOOD AND CADZOW EVICTIONS.

Read how the John Watson Ltd evicted 750 men women and children from Eddlewood Rows and Meikle Earnock Village and of the attempt by the Cadzow Coal Company to evict 200 families at Cadzow and how the miners they fought back . The names of many of the people involved in the Eddlewood evictions are also included as are the names of approximately 200 Cadzow Colliery miners who were to be evicted two years after the Eddlewood evictions. Read the story of how they fought the Sheriff's officers. Included are the addresses of the old time Cadzow miners involved in the threatened evictions.

SIR JOHN WATSON COALMASTER.

Read about the vast amounts of money the coalmasters left when they died and also a detailed description of the stables build by Sir John Watson coalmaster for his horses while his miners and their families were squeezed into one and two roomed houses without washhouses, sinks or toilets.

THE 1926 MINERS' STRIKE

Is covered and there are photographs of Larkhall miners who immigrated to Canada after the strike.

EARNOCK COLLIERY AND EARNOCK ROWS.

Burnbank Hamilton, is very well covered with stories about the Colliery and rows. There is a good selection of photographs of The Folk of Earnock Rows and several poems about the rows which include many names of families who lived there.

THE STORY OF THE RIOT IN THE RANCHE PUB, CADZOW

This will have you laughing your head off. Included are the names of the miners involved in the riot and subsequent court case.

KEIR HARDIE, ROBERT SMILLIE, WILLIAM SMALL and WILLIAM B. SMALL.

Read of the struggle and sacrifice by these men and the mining communities to establish a miners' union.

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