Standing tall in the community3 min
In memory of lives lost4 min
The struggle for better pay and conditions4 min
Iron roads of the coal industry2 min
Natural regeneration2 min
B is for beech...and Boswell1 min
Inspired by industry45 s
Time for tea40 s
The Barony A Frame tour tells the remarkable story of a unique industrial structure and what it means to the local community of Auchinleck in East Ayrshire.
When the Barony colliery closed in 1989, all the mine buildings were demolished leaving only the A Frame standing; a dramatic statement of loss in a derelict landscape. This was the winding gear for the lift that had carried men down into the pit and up again at the start and end of their long, hard working day.
The desolate and deserted rusting A Frame seemed to symbolise the end of an era but the local community saw it differently. Now it stands as a monument to coal mining and the communities who worked in it.
Join them now to discover the past, present and future of the A Frame. Voices of miners and local school pupils bring these stories powerfully to life.
This audio tour is brought to you by the Barony A Frame Trust. It was written and presented by the pupils of Auchinleck Academy and produced by Walking Heads.