Show Navigation

Mining & Quarrying

Coal

Fauldhead Colliery Pithead Baths

Period:
20th Century
Description:

The Mining Industry Act of 1926 established a levy to fund pithead baths.  Those at Fauldhead Colliery were built by the Miner's Welfare Committee and managed by Trustees, two appointed by the colliery's owners and two by the miners themselves.  The baths were opened by Robert Angus, Ladykirk, Sanquhar in 1933.  There was accommodation for 960 miners, with complete separation of the clean and dirty areas by the baths themselves.

 

Fauldhead Colliery was developed by J I McConnel.  It opened in 1896 and was the first local pit to have mechanised haulage and coal-cutting.

Place of Production:
Dumfries
Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 215mm, width 142mm
Source:
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Accession number:
SQRTM:0206.7
Digital Number:
SQBK001a-g
Creation Date:
1933
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


Alternative Views:

alternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picturealternative small picture