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SLIDE SHOW Produced by JOHN ZAWADZKI 2006. The Jim Hamilton Heritage Society of Coalburn Est. July 2004 Named in honour of Coalburn historian The Late Jim Hamilton. a tribute to the late Jim Hamilton. JIM was born in Coalburn in 1922 into a family of coalminers. His father, grandfather

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SLIDE SHOW

Produced by JOHN ZAWADZKI 2006


The Jim HamiltonHeritage Society of CoalburnEst. July 2004Named in honour ofCoalburn historianThe Late Jim Hamilton


a tribute tothe late Jim Hamilton


JIM was born in Coalburn in 1922

into a family of coalminers

His father, grandfather

& uncle all worked down the pits

2000


JIM, on left, with

George Clark of Divity, Waterside

JIM at Coalburn Gala 1937


For over

30 years

JIM recorded

a social history

of COALBURN

and

amassed

an amazing collection of photos


A retired social

worker,

JIM produced the well read & well travelled COALBURN CHRONICLES



My AIM is to make the books readable to all…

…My HOPE is that they will still be read in the years ahead ”

- JH


it has been suggested to me that Coalburn now has possibly the best documented

set of family histories for any village in Britain ”

- JH


the source of stories about the village and its inhabitants seems boundless”

- JH


1984

John Steel

John

Arthur

JIM produced 80videos, many featuring interviews with local folk


JIM also compiled BOOKLETS & VIDEOS for surrounding villages & towns


2002

JIM received award from British Association of Local History

for major contribution to local history

1986


JIM later awarded Lottery funding to publish his acclaimed book

Lanarkshire Coalminers and

Their Wives


After a brief illness,

JIM died in Hairmyres

Hospital, East Kilbride,

from heart failure,

on 9th April 2004

He was 82


JIM’s intention was that his writings, photos, etc, should eventually rest in Coalburn

1995


JIM’s wishes were carried out by his wife Maureen who arranged for his archive to be passed into the keeping of the people of Coalburn


AUCHLOCHAN No.9 COAL BING

VIEWED FROM MIDDLEHOLM 2006

Photo JZ


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