An Oral History of a Pit Village

With the arrival of William Baird & Co. in the 1860s, a strong mining community was established in Twechar, and it continued for over two centuries until the pit closures that followed the miners’ strike of 1984-1985. 

This oral history of a pit village project has forever captured the unique, rich, sometimes difficult, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always heart-warming, community heritage.

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Oral Testimony

Listen to the History of Twechar as described by its people.

We Made These!

Creative educational elements by our volunteers and artists.

Contact Us

01236 827154

Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre, St Johns Way, Twechar, Glasgow G65 9TA
Sandra Sutton