Blantyre High Film Society was formed in 1975 to maintain pupil’s interest in the cinema in a community where the nearest cinema was in a different town.
In May 1979, the young members of the film society, already International Winners went on to further success. They had won the Best School Society award in 1978 and this latest award was not for making a film, but was for showing them.
The award was due to a high standard of programming and scheduling. Audiences that year enjoyed “The Godfather part 2”, “Dirty Harry” and Mel Brooks films.
Maths teacher, Brian Mathieson pictured on the left who helped run the society also received an award and was presented with a cheque for £50. Pictured with Brian are film society members, Craig Samson, Tom Brownlie and Cameron Brownlie. Mr Mathieson put the prize money towards the running of the society.
Researched for the book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Max Sneddon Boogie Mathewson.
Anne Irvine Yes I was member. Had a wee card with the films showing + when. The Taking of Pelham 123 was 1. Crossed off when u saw them. Can’t remember the rest haha
Liz Boxall Callum Pufc Brownlie!!! There’s your dad and Uncle Tom 😂
June Fox Jennifer Dretzka hee hee hee xxx
Brian Mathieson Thank you for all the lovely comments (and the couple of deserved brickbats). I loved my time at Blantyre High, working with amazing pupils and fantastic staff. Incidentally, I was at the NFL in Wembley with Tom yesterday.
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Loved the film club ! Met my first love there in 1975 I think when Rab Straiton walked me home . Start of a 2 year romance … happy memories .
Diane Brunker … now Waugh not Straiton lol!