Fauldhead Colliery Pithead Baths

The Mining Industry Act of 1926 established a levy to fund pithead baths.  Those at Fauldhead Colliery were built by the Miner's Welfare Committee and managed by Trustees, two appointed by the colliery's owners and two by the miners themselves.  The baths were opened by Robert Angus, Ladykirk, Sanquhar in 1933.  There was accommodation for 960 miners, with complete separation of the clean and dirty areas by the baths themselves.   Fauldhead Colliery was developed by J I McConnel.  It opened in 1896 and was the first local pit to have mechanised haulage and coal-cutting.
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Courier Press
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length 215mm, width 142mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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