Conwy Castle Photos
This 13th century Franciscan monk and scholar taught at Oxford and Paris, and is famous for his research into optics
He also studied alchemy and languages
He was censured and finally imprisoned by his own order for his scientific teachings
22 October, 1877
Blantyre mining disaster
The worst mining accident in Scottish history hit the Blantyre Colliery, killing 207 miners. The company evicted the surviving families from their cottages 6 months later.