Blantyre Outdoor Bowling, 1950’s

Outdoor bowling next behind the Miners Welfare. Gerry Kelly messaged with these photos adding, “My granda Charlie McAlinden top right and (possibly) my granda Kelly below him front right . If I was to hazard a guess I’d say mid to late 50’s . The old Calder Street school in background.”

Also pictured is a few of Gerry’s grandfather’s medals and Scotland caps he earned in the 1970’s while representing the Blantyre Miners Indoor Bowling team.

Today, this scene is the site of new homes at Handibode Gardens, just off Victoria Street. Do you recognise any other men?

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