A Blantyre outing of to Blair Atholl Distillery. Likely to be in the 1970’s. Do you recognise anybody in this photo or perhaps know what the occasion actually was?
This prompted a great response on social media:
Carole Mackie Rickard I like how they’re all so smartly dressed. My wee papa wore a shirt and tie often, even when not working
Moyra Lindsay I think I have a photo similar to this one , my dad is in it. It was Blantyre Bowling Club visiting Bells. Billy Gallagher was working for Bells at that time and arranged these visits. I think he was still playing for Blantyre Vics at that time too. Dad thought a lot of Billy.
Thomas Barrett My dads in this.
Maggie Tallis Iv got this photo ma Dad Davie Tallis in the front row way a think it’s joe walker x
Thomas Barrett That’s right moyra Billy would organise visits to the distillery for clubs n pubs from Blantyre.
Alan Murdoch Tommy McKeown under the bells sign
Jean Orr Robert Feelie, Willie Murray, Joe Walker it looks like a Vics trip x
Tom McGuigan Frank Brogan at the back
Maggie Tallis I’m sure that’s big john mcarroll tae next to the bells sign x
Karen Feelie Pauline Feelie look at this pic of my da X
Karen Feelie Is that Eddie Thomas at the end X
Mary Wm Mbanugo Sure is never changed lol x
Maggie Tallis A think it is karen and the guy in the middle way curly hair is Robert a canny mind his second name x
Karen Feelie And Jim black is in it how old do a feel lol X
Jean Orr Could be Karen also Jim Black x
Tracy Brown that’s who I thought it was too x
Mary Wm Mbanugo Old makes me feel ancient lol jim black big eddie,Billy Gallagher ,giro I think as well xx
Gerry Walker I remember Billy Gallagher bringing the Scottish Junior Cup round to our primary in 1970
Davy Starrs big eddie thomas far right.the good old days.
Julia William McGovern Peter McMahon
Harry Mcadam I worked for bells in the early 70s and for promotion purposes they would invite clubs for a day out at their distilleries where you would get a walk round,a buffet and a sample of their various whiskies.
Davy Starrs and i played the box up at livingstone where you were a cooper.
Caroline Kilgour Billy Gallagher is under the Bells sign