Let’s go back 36 years now to 1983. These photos show the relatively new ASDA superstore alongside the carpark.
Who remembers the old blue and orange ASDA sign? The store looks new in these photos, clean slates and brickwork and the whiteness of the upper windows on the former Clydeview Shopping Centre (East).
I was surprised to see planting between the parking bays and certainly more trees than there are today. The cars may be dated but the scene is still familiar.
The history of ASDA opening in Blantyre is covered in my book, “Glasgow Road South: The Real Story”, available on Amazon.