NS5769 : Memorial for the Cadder Pit Disaster

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Memorial for the Cadder Pit Disaster
Memorial for the Cadder Pit Disaster
"Erected in memory of the miners who perished in the Cadder Pit Disaster 3rd August 1913"

Owen McAloon / Thomas Holland
John Worthington / Patrick Darrach
Hugh McCann / George McMillan
Charles Reilly / James Flynn
George Harvey / Patrick Duffin / Patrick Regan

See NS5769 : St Kentigern's R.C. Cemetery for a view of the memorial in context.

According to an information panel near the Cemetery's entrance, "the worst pit disaster in the area happened on an early morning shift in 1913 when 22 miners were killed in the Cadder Pit no. 15 .... A collective memorial for the eleven Catholic miners was erected in St Kentigern's RC Cemetery, and individual stones were raised for the others in Lambhill Cemetery".

Detailed accounts of the disaster and its aftermath are given at LinkExternal link (at the Scottish Mining website).

Pit 15 was located at about NS58757150. The pit 17 that is mentioned several times in the reports was located at about NS59397165. I have given those locations here because a few sources (although not the website just cited) erroneously place the scene of the disaster in what is now an area of woodland (NS579692) not far to the south of the cemetery. The pits are shown and numbered on the relevant 25-inch-to-the-mile OS maps (Pit 15 on Lanarkshire Sheet 001.09 & 10, and Pit 17 on Lanarkshire Sheet 001.11, all of these maps being published in 1912).
St Kentigern's R.C. Cemetery

This Roman Catholic cemetery was established in 1882. The Western Necropolis (1882) Link adjoins it on the west, and the slightly older Lambhill Cemetery (1881) on the north.

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Monday, 1 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 November, 2012
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5776 6977 [10m precision]
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