In Summer 1922, residents of Blantyre, and particularly in Auchentibber were still raising money to create the Auchentibber War Memorial. A large concert was announced, a day of fundraising with all proceeds going towards the cost of building the memorial we see there today.
IN AID OF AUCHENTIBBER WAR MEMORIAL FUND.
GRAND OPEN-AIR CONCERT WILL BE HELD IN
AUCHENTIBBER GARDENS, HIGH BLANTYRE,
ON SATURDAY, 24TH JUNE 1922 AT 4 p.m.
Programme will be sustained by
MOTHERWELL MUSICAL AND
THE BICKET PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRA
(Augmented specially for this occasion.)
TEA AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE
SERVED IN THE GROUNDS.
Char-a-banc will connect up with Tramway
System, from Stonefield Road, Blantyre, from 2 p.m.
WHY NOT SPEND A PLEASANT AFTERNOON HERE?
ALMOST ON YOUR OWN DOOR.
COME RIGHT UP!
Interesting to see the invite to Blantyre residents. “Come right up!” meaning for them to travel the short distance up the hill at Sydes Brae. A Char-a-banc was a type of horse drawn vehicle that could accommodate many people in the carriage behind, but by the 1920’s these had generally become motorised, as pictured in this 1920s photo.