1950 High Blantyre Park Pool

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Elizabeth Weaver shared this beautiful photo, a first time certainly I’ve ever seen the former Paddling Pool at High Blantyre Park. (Kirkton Park).

Located near the entrance to Broompark Avenue, the paddling pool I believe was built in the 1940s, though this photo dates around 1950. The houses at Broompark Avenue are in the background. Baby Elizabeth is pictured with her mum.

I felt a little sadness seeing just how nice and popular this was then, by comparison to this area today. The park is largely underused, the pool now grassed over , the beautiful flower beds long gone.

 

 

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