Blantyre Junior Imperialists

To New Year 1929 into 1930 next. This photo is of Blantyre Junior Imperialists – some very decorated New Year revellers who took part in a Fancy Dress Carnival held in the Masonic Hall, High Blantyre. This was a celebration of not just the end of the “roaring twenties”, but knowing that the global great depression had just impacted everybody, this celebration was of hope and looking forward to better times in the 1930s. Incredibly, this was photographed 92 years ago.

This picture was shared kindly by June Stone who graciously donated to me, the Hamilton Advertiser’s very interesting “Pictorial Review of 1930”

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