BY Martin Dunlop | March 1 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Commemorating a tragic centenary

Lambhill Catholics come together to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cadder Pit disaster

Catholics from Lambhill mark the 100th anniversary this year of one of the worst mining tragedies ever in Scotland.

Twenty-two men lost their lives in the Cadder Pit disaster on August 3, 1913, a tragedy that is remembered each year by parishioners of St Agnes’ Church, Lambhill, Glasgow and other local churches in the north of the city.

Fr Noel Barry, parish priest at St Agnes’, told the SCO that, each year, a memorial Mass is celebrated on the last Sunday of June to pay tribute to the lives of the 22 men, who left 13 widows and 40 fatherless children behind.

A number of victims’ relatives still live in St Agnes’ parish, and Fr Barry highlighted that this year’s memorial Mass—which takes place in June because of the high number of people usually on holiday in August—will have extra significance due to 2013 marking the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

“I have already received a number of enquiries from relatives of the victims, and we will be marking the anniversary, once again, this year,” Fr Barry said. “The Mass in June will be the principal event, but the actual day of the anniversary (August 3) falls on a Saturday this year so our vigil Mass will remember those who lost their lives in the disaster.”

— If anybody has any information that could help with the council’s 100th anniversary event they can e-mail Wendy Mackie at: wendy.mackie@eastdunbarton.gov.uk.

 

— martin@sconews.co.uk

–        This story was reported in full in the March 1 print edition of the SCO.

 

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