What could be more symbolic of the 1970’s that men’s long hair, sharp suits, big ties and tight suits! Like this chap down at Davie Livvie’s park in the 70’s.
Recognise him? Why yes! It’s none other than Celtic and Liverpool legend, Sir Kenny Dalglish! Kenny was in his 20’s when he visited the David Livingstone Grounds, pictured here at the World Fountain. Unfortunately, I don’t have the exact date or reason why he was there. I suspect a football connection, perhaps guest of the Vics or invited by one of the many volunteer organisations that decade. The photo however is pre 1977, before the Africa Pavilions, which would now be pictured immediately behind him.
Kenny was back in Blantyre in December 2017 when he visited Blantyre Soccer Academy. The hair was shorter, greyer, but the smile unchanged.
With thanks to Gerry Kelly for sending in this fantastic photo. I never knew Kenny was in Blantyre that decade.
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