Looking through some old photos, I had to pinch myself that this one was actually taken 35 years ago, (but it was!)
This is Glasgow Road in 1982 looking east, the brand spanking new Clydeview Shopping Centre newly built on the right, looking super shiny. The main entrance to the Public Park still there, (which I think with the wall always looked more impressive). With the Sports Centre opening that year too, this must have all seemed so modern and futuristic to Blantyre residents at the time.
As an 11 year old child, I didn’t really pay attention to much of this at the time, it was simply “progress’ but I distinctly do remember thinking it looked better than derelict shops. Asda was SUCH a wonder! My mother never really took to shopping in Asda, but my dad often did, doing the weekly shop, usually with one of us kids in tow.
What’s your memories of this time and place?
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