Pictured here in a previously unpublished photo, taken in the 1910s is Broompark Quoiting Green. This small sports field was located near the junction of Broompark Road and High Blantyre’s Main Street, in what is now Ally Bally Bees Nursery.
Photographer David Ritchie lived nearby at the time and it is thanks to his wonderful glass plate negatives that such wonderful clarity and detail has been preserved. Although the identity of the men in the photo is not known, it is fair to say they were happy enough to be photographed, many of them dressed in their Sunday best suits. The quoiting green at Broompark was formed around 1908, so this is the earliest this photo can be. Thanks to Alex Bowie for sharing.