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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 15 September 12 19:41 BST (UK) »
You're correct Skoosh, there does seem to be a connection to the traitor. I shall have to read further on this subject.
Cheers, Alison

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 16 September 12 10:18 BST (UK) »
Adds a bit of colour to the tree Alison!

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 16 September 12 13:04 BST (UK) »
Sorry, Skoosh  :P...I too should have read on.... ;)

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 16 September 12 14:13 BST (UK) »
Cheers Monica, a colourful character Murray, and much reviled. Doubtless he had his reasons, but an interesting addition to a anybody's tree. I'd draw the line at Irma Grese though.

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 16 September 12 15:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Skoosh and Monica, Evidently we don't get to choose who our ancestors were or what they did. As you say, Skoosh, adds a little colour to the tree!!
Have a great day, Alison

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 28 July 14 17:52 BST (UK) »
My grandfather worked there and there were cottages, he was a member of shotts mission church, then they moved harthill pentecostal, they then moved to balbairdie pit in Bathgate and he then became a crane driver at bathgate steel works, Jim McIvor was his name, he died of silicosis.  I go there a lot to climb the bing, there's east benhar and west benhar. Somebody wrote on this post there's a book with pictures of the cottages and people, where can you get a copy of the book? thank you.

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 29 July 14 10:12 BST (UK) »
West Lothian Council's Local History Library published a booklet on called "The Lost Village of East Benhar". You could try contacting them on  01506 282491 or email  sybil.cavanagh@westlothian.gov.uk to obtain a copy. There is an interesting report on the condition of the housing on the Scottish Mining website and there is a little on Canmore.

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 19 February 16 21:40 GMT (UK) »
This is a real place, and contrary to a post that an elderly 'Miss' in a home is the only person alive from there, my mother was born there and is still alive.  The whole community was moved down into Fauldhouse into council houses before the Second World War.

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Re: East Benhar-is this an actual village?
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 21 February 16 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Lanarkshire Sheet IX.SE (includes: Shotts; Whitburn)
Publication date: 1899   Date revised: 1897

On this OS Sheet
This post is a natural hand made product. The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance its individual character and beauty and in no way are to be considered flaws.