Have I got a treat in store for YOU!
In May this year, Sanny McVicar passed me some old cine reels which he assured me were of Blantyre. Curious, I decided to use the income from the sales of Blantyre Project books to fund the expensive process of converting them to electronic format, suitable for a modern age.
I ensured first Sanny got a DVD copy of all the film and was permitted to take a USB copy of the films for myself, allowing them to be shown here to you all.
So, over the next week, I’ll be showing several of these films from 1950’s and 1960’s Blantyre! Can’t wait to show you them and thank you again to Sanny and his family for their permissions.
First up, in late 1960’s, playing in the streets near High Blantyre Industrial Prefabs, playing in the former pond at the Public Park and in the back garden in new housing estates.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
David MacPhail That’s brilliant Aunty C.. Xx
Eileen Scott Ah thought that was Tracy x
Elizabeth Ann Ward We stayed in the building across from st. Joseph’s PS, I think that’s where the bookmakers is now. I was only a year old when we moved to the new house.