1978 Miner’s Welfare Bowling

 

1978 Mr Miller Blantyre Bowling wmBlantyre Bowlers gathered in May 1978 to start off another season at the Miner’s Welfare Club.

Vice President, Mr. A.S.R Miller handed over the “silver jack” to Mrs Johnstone, wife of the President, Mr Johnstone (pictured left).  The seasons always got underway with a bit of a ceremony like this.

Mrs Johnstone was given the honour of throwing the first jack of the season. In 1978, the Welfare Bowling club had 122 members, along with 10 junior members and they started off with high hopes of a successful year. A high turnout gathered for the first games that year.

Do you know anybody else pictured?

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,

Donna Lyon That’s my gran and papa. Robert and Ranee Craig (second and forth from the left). It’s the year I was born so they also became grandparents for the first time. Colin Craig will you show this to Robert Craig later xx
The Blantyre Project jackpot! Love it when people can be identified. I’ll update their names into the post now.
Colin Craig Showing it to him just now. Love it
Meghan Lyon Aww great gran and papa they look absolutely amazing 💕
Elizabeth Coogans Archie and Annie Miller were my sisters neighbours in Victoria Street. They were lovely people.
The Blantyre Project thank you Elizabeth.
Stephanie Hilston 💖💖💖 gran and papa Marc Anthony
David Legge Whey! Mr & Mrs C.😀
Peter Murray The man right handside with the glasses tom rankin lived in 15 small crescent he had a gate that led to the bowling green i lived in 9 small crescent in the 70 z he was a gentleman 😉
Megan Cruikshank Danni Morrison your gran and papa 💙💙💙
Helen Greechan Tom was rink master at Blantyre Indoor, kept everyone on their toes x

 

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