Shotts Parish -  Miscellaneous Items

Salsburgh - Pithead Baths - The installation of pithead baths at Fortissat Colliery is now an accomplished fact, and the benefits are already apparent, both in the homes, where there is less labour for the wives, and on the men themselves, who now travel in comfort to their work in shifting garb, it being difficult to detect on local buses, who are miners and who are business men. Old habits die hard, some of the mothers cannot get over their practice of rising in he night time to tend to the pit clothes that are not now there, or as one workman did this week, commenced removing his underclothing preparatory to dressing for work, before he remembered that his clothes were now in a locker at the pit. [Hamilton Advertiser 5 April 1930]