Blantyre Gala Day, 1980

This is what Gala Days are all about! Happy kids having fun.

This group of youngsters were spotted beside the road at Blantyre Gala Day in 1980, almost 40 years ago. Playing up for the camera, wonder if you can spot anybody you recognise?

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

Catherine Docherty Tam boyle in middle giving thumbs up.
Karen Fleming James Mitchel I think at the top near the middle
William Mullen Tam Boyle?? Looks like a Connelly Kate ?x
Gordon Gemmell Robert Sharkey far left?
Stephen Allan It is PETER (ped) Connolly he was my uncle. My mums youngest sibling rip
Davy Thomson Looks like big tam Barrett at the back
Davy Thomson Think it’s earlier than 1980,ped was 3 years older than me, he looks younger than 13 in this one
Stephen Allan Aye he was just over 8 years older than me and I would have been 5 years old then. I started school in August 1980 so I would have thought he was about 10 or 11 in this. Will need to ask my mam
Lainey McGuckin Is that Frankie Croft (r.i.p) on the far left in the back row?
Helen Kellachan-Halsall I think this is before 1980, I think that’s me bottom right hand corner with my wee sis Kathleen ? We left for Canada in 76.
Joseph Kane RIP peter Connolly .
Katie Jardine Sarah Jane think that’s your auntie Janey bottom left hand side
Davy Thomson Suzanne Croft is this your dad at the back?
Davy Thomson Michelle hilston at the back??, Andrew Histon??
Sarah-Jane Callaghan Jane Anderson that you in thos pic xx
Jane Anderson Omg it is and Michelle Hilston and louise Lennon

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