Playing in the Park 1970s


39229078_250628545580695_4902077566287872000_nThis photo was shared by Marie Kelly. Taken in the early 1970’s in Stonefield Public Park looking over to Station Road and Woodburn Avenue.

The man in picture is Donald Kelly, a postman who worked in the High Blantyre area alongside son Craig. The boy is David Kelly. The boy half in photo is Tam MacMillan.

What’s your memories of this area of Stonefield Public Park?

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

Ann Hartman Very fond memories of that park in 60s thst was when it was a great park

Elaine Hutcheson I mind these swings they were so high and the chute we used the wrapper from a mother’s pride plain loaf to make it supper slippy lol Lyne Carroll Rae

Lyne Carroll Rae I remember it well! Was a great park when we were young xx
Janey Murray It was a great park then but Blantyre was a great place then.
Michelle Nicholson Loved the park when I was younger, remember the gala days? It was mobbed, sun was always shining and the park was great with the boating pond etc, such a shame to see the changes from then till now x
Maureen Friery Moran Great to see this picture of Donald and David. Donald was married to my cousin, Margaret McGunnigal. Really nice guy 💞
Gordon Mather Thanks for sharing Marie, fond memories of Donald and Margaret, our neighbours. The park was home.
Laura Sullivan Stephanie Shahid mind that chute xx

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