1980 The Sports Centre

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Another good photo of the building of the Sports Centre. This is the large sports hall, the hardstanding to the left the reception area. To the right are tenements awaiting demolition and beyond that is Glasgow Road. At the very back of the photo is John Street. This was a change in Blantyre that was significant not just for the way the town looked, but also the new type of facilities it brought, greatly anticipated and welcomed by most people. The year was 1980.

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

Elizabeth Grieve Now the centres falling to bits
Ian Muir I didn’t get to use it until late 1985 as I was at University in Edinburgh. Seem to remember it had a bar in it, quite unusual for a spirts centre.
James Hanly Ian Muir the bar area turned into a soft play area for kids

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