Blantyre Video 1970’s Part 2

This weeks movie warps back to the 1970’s. Life in Blantyre is captured well in photos and videos and I loved making this! This one’s a cracker with many previously unseen photos, especially of Glasgow Road. We even pop inside the shops!

It wasn’t a good decade for Blantyre’s old churches burning down. Demolition of Glasgow Road tenements is likely the most lasting legacy. It was a decade with several hot summers too. Kids were always outside playing in well tended parks and local “haunts”.

With appropriate music from “Blue”, a 70’s band who included the Nicholsons (formerly of Greenhall), let’s now step back into time. A decade of sweeping change and rife social problems, Blantyre people must have constantly thought, “I wonder if we’re making it”…

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