This time to the mid 1970’s. This friendly lot are the staff at the Broo, Labour Exchange (Job Centre) at Boswell Drive, next to Blantyre High School. Can you name anybody? Oh, and yes, i DID spot the empty bottle of whiskey on the table. I can only assume this was some sort of celebration or office function.
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Michael Connor Ma mum worked there. Eleanor. Not in the photo tho
Liane Prentice My mum Diane worked there from 1985 -2005. X
The Blantyre Project Liane – 2005, was that when the current flats were built on that site?
Stephen Allan The job centre was still there in about 2000 – 2001 when I was still at school. I left in 2002. Not sure when the flats were built tho as can’t remember.
Liane Prentice I think it was maybe the following year, my mum I think was one of the first to b moved to Hamilton. She was in Hamilton office October 2005-April 2006 when she went off sick. X
What fun we had, Hastie’s Farm or “Broons” as we called it, for lunch every Friday, we got paid weekly then.
Once a week there was a Manager’s meeting in Hamilton either on the Wednesday or the Friday morning. Big Kath brought in the tinned Italian tomatoes and as the youngest I got sent to Little’s the baker for the rolls and Peter Davidson the butcher for the sausages. Kath and Anna banana had the frying pan on for me coming back. Oh happy day’s, no wonder I loved my job.
Where did this photo come from??
Yes Michael, I worked with your mum, she was “Big E”, she also worked with my sister Esther in Cambuslang, how is she. Still working in Coatbridge? , please pass on my regards.
Betty Winning Charlie Whyte at the left wae purple shirt and tie. Another person who is no longer with us. Long before ma time. But recognise the faces Mary. And Anna was a character lol
Mary Swan Are you sure Betty, I thought it was Ian. I didn’t think Charlie was there at the same time as Jim Hunter. 😀
Elizabeth Daley thats not charlie white , too tall
Mary Swan Got it, the retired Police Officer standing next to Anna was Robert Mitchell, he came from the Lanark area and I think the lady in blue was Isobel Austin. No bad for an auld bird, that was over 40 year’s ago. I started in 1974, Kathleen and Anna in 1973