Auchinleck, United Kingdom

Barony A Frame

Barony A Frame

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9 tour stops

1

Introduction

Welcome

2 min
2

History in the landscape

Standing tall in the community

3 min
3

Collapse

In memory of lives lost

4 min
4

Coal strikes

The struggle for better pay and conditions

4 min
5

Railways

Iron roads of the coal industry

2 min
6

Wildlife

Natural regeneration

2 min
7

Boswell Trees

B is for beech...and Boswell

1 min
8

Artworks

Inspired by industry

45 s
9

Dumfries House

Time for tea

40 s

Overview

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.

Offline map included

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