“Vale Of Tears” – The Story Of The Cadder Pit Disaster [Glasgow] 1913 – TRAILER

The Cadder Pit Disaster – “Vale Of Tears” new documentary about events of that fateful day on August 3rd 1913 where twenty-two men lost their lives, working for the Carron Iron Company owned colliery, Pit Number 15 Situated between Lambhill and Bishopbriggs in the north outskirts of the city of Glasgow.

Written and directed by Paul Troy [A.K.A.  “C21 TROY]
with Brendan O’Donnel as “The Miner”

Documentary length 30 minutes


A tragedy that is remembered each year by local people in Lambhill and Bishopbriggs and other local churches in the north of the city.

The Cadder Pit Disaster which claimed the lives of 22 men, who left 13 widows and 40 fatherless children, herald the end of mining North of the Canal in Glasgow and the end of a way of life for thousands of people in the area.
This is the “Trailer” for a forth coming documentary about The Cadder Pit Disaster called “Vale Of Tears”.
This video feature is suitable for young people of secondary school age to adults.
Made for people with an interest in:- Scottish mining history, Glasgow History, Industrial History of Glasgow, working conditions before the First World War, Miners lives and living conditions. Details of mine construction in 1913, safety regulations and the lack of, Aftermath – Funerals, graves and treatment of Widows. Miners villages in Lambhill and Mavis Valley

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“Vale Of Tears” – The Story Of The Cadder Pit Disaster 1913
Written and directed by Paul Troy (AKA C21 Troy)
with Brendan O’Donnell as “The Miner”
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Glasgow History – Lambhill Vol.2

Part 1 of “Lambhill History & Heritage Vol.2”

The second volume of educational short films documenting the History of Lambhill, from its humble beginnings as an area of land N.W. of the city of Glasgow, that was part of the Bishops Forest in the 13th Century right through the industrial revolution to the present day.

Topics covered in this 10 Part video are
(i) the political situation in 1174 that was the background to events that lead to the creation of the Bishops forest in Glasgow.
(ii) The Hutchesons Of Lambhill 1582 – present day.
(iii) Industrial Development of the Area 1800s – 1970s [ iron forges, coal and iron stone mining, Possil Park and the Saracens Iron Foundry]
(iV] “The Way We Lived” 1930s – 1970s anecdotal stories from residents in the area..
(V) The Western Necropolis Complex 1881 to present day  – Lambhill Cemetery, St. Kentigern’s Cemetery and the Western Necropolis, Hebrew Society graveyard and the Glasgow Crematorium.
(vi) Miners Rows.
(vii) St.Agnes Church

This Part 1 of Lambhill History & Heritage Vol.2
Preamble, Bishop Jocelyn, Knight Templars, Reformation, Lands Divided.

written and narrate by C21 Troy
© Internet & Digital 2011


The following links are to each individual section.

The History Of Lambhill
[PART 1]
Section 1) Preamble – Jocelyn – Knights Templars – Bishops Forest – Reformation – Lands Divided

Section 2) The Hutchesons Of Lambhill – The Hills and the Grahams – The Castle – Incorporation.

Section 1) Industrial Development – Coal and ironstone pits – quarries – iron forges – engineering – The Halloween Pend

Section 2) Possil Park – Saracen Iron Foundry

[PART 3 ]
The Way We Lived – The Wash House – Tram Terminus – Anecdotal Stories.

[PART 4]

Section 1) The Western Necropolis Complex – The cemeteries – Victorian Funeral Customs – war graves.

Section 2) The Glasgow Crematorium

[Part 5]
Section 1) Coal Mining In The Lambhill Area – The Miners Rows

Section 2) Saint Agnes Church

[End Credits Section to follow]


Convivium Singers: Ave Verum Corpus from the Album
“Peter Philips – An Englishman Abroad”
Recoded and Performed by The Convivium Singers
© Convivium Records

Tracks from “A Poorman’s Labour”
Written and Recorded by The Mick West Band
© The Mick West Band

Traditional instrumental versions of Scottish Songs
Performed on electric guitar and Recorded by Paul McGuire
From the Album “Silver Spells”
© Paul McGuire

Incidental Music – C21 Troy

This Educational Media Project was part financed by
Awards For All

© Internet & Digital
Internet & Digital is a trading name for Paul Troy [AKA C21 Troy]
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The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group – Passing Down The Spirit –


Passing Down The Spirit – The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group from Kabul in Afghanistan. C21 Troy interviews Zhara Qadir spokesperson for The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group on their recent tour [2009] of the UK at the Pearce Institute in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland.

Zahra gives a brief explanation about the history and inspiration of Qawwali music and the musicins who perfom at Sufi houses all over the world.

The Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali group have been playing for over 30 years and is one of the most highly regarded Qawali groups of Afghanistan. They have toured India, Russia, Tajikistan, all over Afghanistan and last year came to London and toured Scotland, brought over by Reel Afghanistan, the first Afghan Festival in the UK

Last year [2008] the group raised £7000, which they donated to widows and children disabled by war, with the help of the British Council.

If you would like any further information or are interested in supporting them during their next visit to the UK please contact Zhara Qadir through this channel or email below

Director/ Producer – C21 Troy

For Internet & Digital




The substance and meaning of Sufism

The substance of Sufism is the Truth and the meaning of Sufism is the selfless experiencing and actualization of the Truth.

The practice of Sufism

The practice of Sufism is the intention to go towards the Truth, by means of love and devotion. This is called the tariqat, the spiritual path or way towards God.

The definition of the Sufi

The sufi is one who is a lover of Truth, who by means of love and devotion moves towards the Truth, towards the perfection which all are truly seeking. As necessitated by love’s jealousy, the sufi is taken away from all except the Truth.
by Khaniqahi Nimatullahi

“Run your life like a business”

“Run your life like a business” by Jack Sims – I am the poem – Seeds Of Thought

“Run your life like a business” by Jack Sims of Ex-Men fame contributes to the evenings night of poetry at the Seeds Of Thought arts group event at the CCA in Glasgow. March 2008

Filmed as part of the “I am the poem” video feature about spoken word poetry in Scotland.

For more information on The Ex-men
see their MySpace site at


Project director
C21 Troy

Arts Media Production 2008


One Scotland Laura McGhee And The Oran-Mor Outreach Choir

“One Scotland”
Video of the “One Scotland ” song performed by Laura McGhee and the Oran- Mor Outreach Choir. [Children from St. Paul’s and Dalmarnock Primary Schools in Glasgow ]

The video was filmed and produced by C21 Troy for Internet & Digital Media who were brought in to make a commemorative and promotional DVD of the Oran-More/ Roots 2 The Future Outreach project.

After seeing what a great job Laura had done with the kids. I decided to put Internet & Digital resources to make this promo-video of the song and capture something of the event as a keepsake for everyone involved – Paul Troy

Internet & Digital

Internet & Digital have been producing community based film, multimedia, web and arts content since 1998


“This campaign promotes a Scotland of many cultures. It highlights the need for all of us to examine critically our attitudes. It urges us to challenge racism, whatever form it takes.” — Jack McConnell, Former First Minister September 2002