1978 Blantyre Community Centre


1978 Community Centre wmThis picture is from 1978 and these are just some of the many Blantyre kids who enjoyed a summer of fun at the Blantyre Community Centre at Glasgow Road.

It marked the start of 4 weeks of summer school holiday fun which got off to a great start, despite earlier fears that the events may not go ahead due to lack of supervision. The Playscheme events were dually run by The Elizabeth Scott Centre and the Glasgow Road Community Centre and they attracted youngsters in their droves! The idea was to stop children being bored in summer, but still give them something interesting to do in the company of many friends.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Blantyre Project Anybody recognise any faces?
Lyne Carroll Rae Is this the one that was across from the David Livingstone church?
Karen Morton Brill. Loved the play scheme
Donna Campbell used to attend the 1 bottom of Logan Street next to Asda
Iain Lambie Remember them well
Kerry Tremble Kevan I loved the Playscheme in community centre & the youth club they ran also in the mid- late 80’s! Great times with friends & the leaders were great too!
Linda Gourlay em…. that looks like me in the white top on the left with the fringe????

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