Here’s a great photo of the Lido Park, down at the Bothwell Bridge, before the A725 was constructed. The photo dates from the 1960s and shows the splendour of the well kept park, nicely cut lawns and flowerbeds.
This isn’t Blantyre though. Taken from the Bothwell side of the River Clyde, it looks across to Hamilton and is just over the Blantyre boundary, which is to the right at the Parkburn, just outside the photo to the right.
Today the modern EK Expressway roars over the top of this scene, with cars backed up each day at rush hour, queued over the top of this former park, now buried. Bothwell Bridge can just be seen on the left.
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