Westville Miners’ Memorial

In the summer of 2009, I visited Westville and photographed the Westville Miners’ Memorial. The main memorial sits on a grassy site surrounded by four additional memorials containing the names of miners killed in mine accidents.

Below are the pictures I took that day. A letters and numbers were difficult to read from the pictures. If you see a mistake in the transcription, please, let me know.

Westville Miners Memorial

Front

ERECTED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF DRUMMOND COLLIERY 23RD (hard to read, might be 22nd) OF OCT 1891 TO THE MEMORY OF

James Dunn, GENL MANAGER

Joseph Richardson, UNDERGROUND DO

John Bowens

John Dunn

Philip Dunn

John Dunn

John Campbell

Abraham Guy

George Burney

John T. Elliot

John McElvie

Robert W. Dunbar

Samuel Hale

Thomas Glenwright

1891

Side

James McPherson Jr.

James Ramsay

John McRichey

Colin C. Chisholm

John McNeil

Edward Burns

Oliver McLeod

Timothy Howatt

Hugh Gillis

Nicholas O’Brien

John Emery

Edward Ruddick

John Walton

William Rogers

Donald Shaw

Duncan McDonald

David McNeil

Daniel J. McDonald

Back

Westville Miners Memorial

Hugh McGillivray

Angus Smith

Henry Freeman

Hugh McDonald

James Dalling

Kenneth Cameron

Archibald Cameron

John Ellis

Matthew Lyall

John Fraser

Duncan McRae

Alex Purvis Jr.

William Elliott

John Sinclair

James Webb

Alexander Murray

John McDonald No. 1

John McDonald No. 2

Side

Westville Miners Memorial

Roderick McCharles

John Bennett

Duncan Halliday

Colin McDonald

Harvey Campbell

John Manning

John McElvie Jr.

D. McF. Stewart

George Stewart

Edward Jones

Who perished in the Drummond Colliery Explosion of May 13, 1873

Oh what a sudden shock they in a moment fell

 No time allowed to bid their friends farewell

Weep not for them, nor sorrow take

But love their families for their sake

Be ye also ready.

Below are the four memorial walls dedicated to Westville Miners Killed in Pictou Co. Coal Mines

The colour and lightening of the photographs have been changed to help read the writing on the stone.

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