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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

SLIDE SHOW

Produced by JOHN ZAWADZKI 2006


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

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


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

a tribute tothe late Jim Hamilton


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

JIM was born in Coalburn in 1922

into a family of coalminers

His father, grandfather

& uncle all worked down the pits

2000


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

JIM, on left, with

George Clark of Divity, Waterside

JIM at Coalburn Gala 1937


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

For over

30 years

JIM recorded

a social history

of COALBURN

and

amassed

an amazing collection of photos


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A retired social

worker,

JIM produced the well read & well travelled COALBURN CHRONICLES


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80 Chronicles were issued between

1973 - 1998


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“ My AIM is to make the books readable to all…

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

- JH


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

set of family histories for any village in Britain ”

- JH


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

- JH


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1984

John Steel

John

Arthur

JIM produced 80videos, many featuring interviews with local folk


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JIM also compiled BOOKLETS & VIDEOS for surrounding villages & towns


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2002

JIM received award from British Association of Local History

for major contribution to local history

1986


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JIM later awarded Lottery funding to publish his acclaimed book

Lanarkshire Coalminers and

Their Wives


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

After a brief illness,

JIM died in Hairmyres

Hospital, East Kilbride,

from heart failure,

on 9th April 2004

He was 82


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

1995


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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


Slide show produced by john zawadzki 2006

AUCHLOCHAN No.9 COAL BING

VIEWED FROM MIDDLEHOLM 2006

Photo JZ


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