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Children on the green at the Whins of Potterfield, photographed by Duncan Brown c 1890s.

The Whins of Potterfield was a hamlet which stood at the junction of Haggs Road and Whins Road. At one time its inhabitants were miners who worked at the nearby Lochinch pit. A riding school now occupies the site of the pit, near Dumbreck Road. Haggs Castle is just visible on the left behind the thatched cottage.

Duncan Brown (1819-1897) was a talented amateur photographer whose work documents aspects of Glasgow life from the 1850s until the 1890s.

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Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow School of Art Archive

children, coal miners, coal mines, coal mining, drying greens, Haggs Castle, Lochinch Colliery, Lochinch pit, miners' houses, miners' rows, thatched cottages, village greens, villages

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