Waitin’ yer turn

Screen Shot 2018-02-09 at 13.02.15A wee lassie waits her turn for the ‘Frying Pan’ or ‘Witches Hat’ at David Livingstone Centre, during the 1950’s. Looking a little apprehensive, she’s focused on the play equipment, rather than the camera. Clearly popular, loads of kids are piled on it.

More great ‘old’ photos of the David Livingstone park are scheduled for this coming April.

Do YOU remember when the witches hat was there?

Thanks to Gordon Cook for this photo (which has been zoomed in!)

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

Sylvia Mclaughlin Yep loved it 🙂
Elaine Speirs Great fun and you had to be brave to climb to the top. I was a big feartie
Alison Walker-Hill Couldn’t get me off it!!

Jean Gibson Yes. Loved it. Easter Monday picnic. Boiled eggs, orange juice and a biscuit. I always felt special because the world globe fountain was in memiry of my great uncle who was a Blantyre Councillor!
Robert McLeod-Wolohan i loved the play park behind the old calder street secondary, it had everything, frying pans, swings, see saws slow boats which used to go right over, monkey puzzles roundsbouts chutes. lol what very fond memories.

Andy Callaghan This is the park I loved. My. Gran and aunt lived in Hardie st and we visited all the time. Spent loadsa time in that park with my cousins, the Kellys, and have really good memories of it in spite of getting a nastu black eye when I fell off the top of the monkey puzzle.
Margaret Mary OSullivan Andy Callaghan Yeh, Friday nights were Park nights with Mary and Patricia Kelly for me too. Remember Patricia Kelly getting her head stuck in the park railings! It had fabulous things to play on! The Calder Street Park was brilliant!

witches hat the council’s removed them all making the excuse health and safety. We all survived and had a great time.

Margaret Brown Burns Loved that swing park

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