My good colleague, Garry Lee, who runs the wonderful Historic Hamilton facebook page, emailed me this photo adding, “This is a picture of my mum Janette McCallum sitting at the Blantyre boating pond. It would have been early to mid 70s.”
Seeing the small wall around the boating pond at Stonefield Public Park (now McAnulty Park), reminded me of my own childhood at this time and walking around the wall. I was never allowed to paddle in that pond, for if i remember correctly, it was always full of glass. I was relegated to the wee blue pond closer to Station Road, which i always thought was for infants. It was fun though being on the pedalo boats. Whats your memories of the ponds in the park?
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