Well, this picture from March 1978, just goes to show you can have green fingers at any age!
These young gardeners are members of Elizabeth Scott Community Centre Pre-school palygroup who supervised the work and made sure the Hamilton District Council were doing a good job of planting the new trees landscaping Stonefield Public Park!
The Council had embarked on a programme of getting children all over the area involved in tree planting, and for them to take pride and feel connected to these trees. A good idea.
Do you recognise any of these tots who would likely have been born around 1973 or 1974?
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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