Putting History in It’s Place – Jim Lennie

In around 2001, when my granddaughter was about five years old, I took her on her first visit to the mining museum in Nitten (Newtongrange).  To put things into perspective, I had been a miner, as was my father before me. The pits had just closed fairly recently. It felt very recent to me. I still had (metaphoric) coal dust under my finger nails. The pits of Loanhead were my source of livelihood and also my playground when I was growing up. So it was absolutely astonishing to me that my...
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