NS3626 : Glenburn Miners Cairn

taken 5 years ago, near to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

Glenburn Miners Cairn
Glenburn Miners Cairn
This cairn marks the site of the former miners' rows of Glenburn Pit, in Prestwick. Other than the Glenburn Miners Welfare Amateur Football Club, there's nothing else left to show that a coal mine ever existed here. The inscription reads:

IN MEMORY OF
GLENBURN MINER’S ROWS
1914 – 1971

DEDICATED BY
MINERS FAMILIES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

THE SWORD OF JUSTICE IN THEIR HANDS
TO SHIELD AND GUARD THEIR NATIVE LAND.
SEE HERE ON THE SCROLL THEIR NAMES
WHO DIED ON LAND AND SEA
WHO FOUGHT AND DIED IN FREEDOM’S CAUSE.

THIS CAIRN WAS ERECTED BY
SOUTH AYRSHIRE COUNCIL
TO COMMEMORATE THE SITE OF THE
“GLENBURN ROWS”
AND TO THE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO LIVED IN THIS COMMUNITY
BETWEEN 1912 AND 1971.
ALSO DEDICATD TO THE MEMORY OF
THE COLLIERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN GLENBURN PIT.

THOSE KILLED IN ACTION IN WORLD WAR 1

NAMES LISTED

AT THE REQUEST OF THE LATE
MR. JACKIE YOUNG
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NS3626, 64 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 24 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3600 2610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:30.0644N 4:35.8807W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3600 2610
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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