Repair work carried out on memorial ahead of 62nd anniversary of disaster

Leading UK housebuilder Miller Homes has completed important repairs to the Auchengeich Mining Disaster Memorial in Moodiesburn.

That comes ahead of next month’s 62nd anniversary commemorating the Auchengeich Colliery Disaster.

The memorial pays tribute to the 47 men who tragically lost their lives in the disaster on September 18, 1959.

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This year also marks the 90th anniversary of the six miners who lost their lives during the Auchengeich Pit tragedy of 1931.

Miller Homes’ Stoneyetts Village development site team partnered with Duffy & McCann Plastering and Roughcasting to complete the repairs by rendering and restoring the rear wall of the memorial.

Site manager Ricky Blackley told Lanarkshire Live : “The Auchengeich Mining Disaster Memorial is a meaningful place for those who lost their loved ones during the tragic mining disasters in 1959 and 1931.

“We’re truly honoured to have played our part in repairing the memorial to help maintain the historic resting place so that generations to come can visit and pay their respects.”

Councillor Willie Doolan added: “The Auchengeich Memorial is a place that many of us in Lanarkshire hold close to our hearts.

“It has been touching to see Miller Homes and Duffy & McCann come together to help repair this space for the community.”

Neil Duffy, director of Duffy & McCann Plastering and Roughcasting, said: “We’re really pleased with the outcome here. It has been very moving working so closely on a memorial that means so much to the local residents here in Moodiesburn and throughout the rest of the Lanarkshire community.”

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