This is a great little booklet highlighting the facilities at Blantyre Sports Centre immediately after it opened in 1982. The booklet also lists all the prices, which looked affordable even for those times.
As far back as August 1972, consideration was being given to the provision of a pool and sports hall in Blantyre. However, the economic situation and local government reorganisation delayed progress until 1978 when the project recommenced.
Upon completion, the wet and dry facilities cost £2.2million, the most expensive building the council had ever built (with exception of the county buildings). I noticed it didn’t open in the mornings until 9am, meaning those at work during the day could only go in evenings or weekends. I also see it was open until 11pm each night!
Have a read. With thanks to Gordon Cook again for sharing.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Caroline Rundell Many a photo took after swimming in the photo booth x
Dorothy Doherty Not the same now miss cafe
Stevie Gill Look at the prices
Bryan Deazeley Oh the good old days when they had a family membership. I’m now having to pay three individual memberships for myself and two of my boys. I remember the cafe, but I can’t remember the lounge bar. Then again, I was only 9 when it opened.
Elizabeth Grieve No sauna now either
Maree Cathcart Elizabeth Grieve the sauna is next to the swimming pool now
David Lanaghan Painted the squash courts when working for Hamilton District Council 1991.
Linda Halpin I worked there in the 80’s x