Work

War Years

As war once again engulfed the country, after the claim from 1914/1918 that “that was the war to end all wars”.

However it was going to shape a far different life to the village which no one anticipated at the start.

The mining industry once more was called upon to produce as much coal as possible, placing a great burden on the miner to work miracles after the hardships they had endured since 1927.

Not only in their normal working day but by helping out in the various voluntary service set up to protect the community during that time such as the Home Guard ( prior the LDV), Air Raid Wardens, Fire Fighters and First Aid and others.

Then of course many of the young men and women (many in reserved occupations) in the area joined the various services, some unfortunately some paying the ultimate price.

SONS OF GLENCRAIG
Lost To War
1939 - 1945

MONKEY GREENHILL

ANDREW McCORMACK

CHARLES McGREGOR

CHARLES MULARKEY

THOMAS PAGE

STANLEY PATERSON

ANDREW SHARP

WILLIAM WATSON