I love this song and this version of it is great! My previous post is about my great, great grandparents John and Catherine Reid. They lived for a long time in Galston, Ayr, Scotland. They were involved in mining iron ore and coal. I don’t know if John was a blacksmith for the town or the mine however his son Andrew was a Pit Justice Man when he was only fourteen. From what I’ve read the pit justice man weighed the buckets of iron ore to make sure that the miners were being paid the correct amount for their work.
William and Elizabeth Willison, nee Reid, (my great grandparents) lived with John and Catherine when they married and William worked as a Coal Pit Bottomer in Galston before coming to South Australia.