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From the road to the mine this sepia photo shows the layout of the mine. The nearest buildings are the smelter houses and assay office with the water wheel behind. Then the waste heaps, or byngs, with the schoolhouse just visible behind the centre of…

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Taken in 1886 this sepia photo shows the schoolhouse turned into a shooting lodge after the closure of the leadmine at Woodhead in 1873. It was built as the school in 1843 for the children of the miners. All that remains of the building now is the…

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This view shows the school, miners rows and the office row rightat the top of Woodhead Mine. Lead was mined here from 1840 to 1873. During the late1840's over 300 people lived in the village. When this black and white photo was taken the mine was…

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A contemporary coloured photograph of what is left of the leadmine which had a working life from 1839 to 1873. During that time there were 50 houses, a school and a store. At the height of the mining operation in the late 1840's a population of over…

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see newsletter number 32

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2nd From Left Davy Richardson. Much of the spoil was used to provide hardcore when the A713 was improved.

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Selections from Robert Jamieson’s diary when he returned to Scotland arriving in London in 1856. In 1855 he married Joanna Black of Stranraer and they returned to Australia in 1856.

"Friday, 23rd March 1855
Went up to Woodhead lead mines to see…

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The boy aged about twelve here would have been a lead washer at the lead mines. This photo was taken in the mid 1870’s.

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In 1851, 56 people lived in this row of houses.

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All that remains today of the top row of houses where Charled Wilson, the overseer and late manager of the mine spent so much of his life. This row has been occupied within living memory.

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This photograph shows the interior of the schoolhouse, presumably the living room. The photograph was probably taken in the 1880’s long after the school was closed. Copy from Cathcart album.

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From Cathcart album

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— see map of the mine. The smelterers lived in this row near the smelter. The five house row is the only building left in tact at the mine and is currently used as a barn When Kate Hainey looked into the building on a visit in the 1980s she was…

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Postcard published by James Hyslop

From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in documents CHG_34 and CHG_64.

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From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in doc CHG_34.

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From Photo Album (Photo_523) and referred to in doc CHG_34.

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taken from 1987 Exhibition. - Woodhead Leadmines

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taken from 1987 Exhibition - Woodhead Leadmines

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Plan of Woodhead including portions of the adjacent farms in the Parish of Carsphairn, Property of the Honourable Mrs MacAdam Cathcart of Craigengillan. Surveyed by A E Thomson, Ayr 1838.

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Woodhead Leadmines - looking down toward the Smelters Houses - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmines - side of School Building - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmines - gable end of Low Row - the only two storey property - guided walk by David Brown 1980's

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from reservoir up to School & Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - near adit at top across to Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - above track to top of mine across to Bow

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Woodhead Leadmine site - back of smelter with flues

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Woodhead Leadmine site - air shaft over smelter, Mill Row to Carsphairn

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from above Office Row on track up to Woodhead Farm

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Woodhead Leadmine site - from spoil heap area up to Office Row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - above chimneys over smelter house

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Woodhead Leadmine site - two air shafts, school and office row

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Woodhead Leadmine site - back of smelter & flues

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Woodhead Leadmine site - smelter & chimney

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The censuses for the leadmine for this period have been extensively examined by Megan Hastie whose forebears lived and worked there. She has gone through each of the three censuses and picked out the Hasties, Whitfields, Mitchells, McDonalds, Marrs,…

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Large colour photo

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Large colour photo

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Copy from Cathcart album

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Copy from Cathcart album

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Water tank Garryhorn

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Chimneys in background

NL_104.pdf
2013 season; Annual General Meeting; Walk to the Leadmines; Catstrand Talk; All the threes - Significant events in Carsphairn from 1723 to 2013; 1913 Carsphairn Show - extract from the Galloway News; World War 1 1914 - 1918

NL_095.pdf
My Mackay Family Roots; Type Cast; Woodhead Dog Cemetery?; The Shiel of Castlemaddie; My Search for the Hope Family (part 2); Recent Local Place Names

NL_069.pdf
Chairman’s Report on 2004; Precautions in an Emergency; The Mutual Improvement Society, Woodhead Mine, Carsphairn 1849-1850; How good is your language.

NL_064.pdf
Visitor survey; We are Survivors (For those born before 1940); East Galloway Sketches; Woodhead Mine in 1888; Notices: AGM, SCAN website; comments from Visitor’s Book.

NL_043.pdf
Notice: The Annual Walk; The Valley called Barbarusle; Notice: Heritage Group Productions; Ordnance Survey Notebook October 1847; Leadmine Walk at Black Craig; Outing to Woodhead Village and Mine (poem).

NL_042.pdf
Exhibition this year “All About Ewe”; Notice: Wanlockhead; History, Heritage and Nostalgia; Notice: Summer Outing to Black Craig Lead Mine; Births, Marriages & Deaths at Woodhead Leadmine; Notice: Annual Walk; Through the Door – Carsphairn in Poetry.

NL_033.pdf
Update by Hugie Adamson; Notice: Subscriptions; David McMath died 1925; Chairman’s Report from AGM November 1995; Notice: Newsletter Index; Leadminers from Dunscore?; Notice: Committee Members.
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