Old Auchinleck Old Auchinleck. Auchinleck experienced a boom in the mid-nineteenth century as mining took off on a large scale locally - the town's population increased from 1,662 in 1831 to 6,681 in 1881. Pictures in Old Auchinleck include High House Rows, Bridgend Mill, the town's well-known Bridgend Garage and a dramatic photograph of John Stewart's mobile shop in John Allardyce's garden after Mr Stewart had to swerve to avoid a coal lorry. Also included are the Miners' Rescue Station, St Patrick's football team, a group of Auchinleck Talbot supporters, and views of what became the Boswell Museum prior to and during its restoration. Other pictures feature High House Pit's winding gear and beam engine, shaft-sinking at Barony Colliery, and members of Auchinleck Curling Club on Merlin Loch.
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