Blantyre Boating Pond

Sometimes I wish i could just jump into that former pond on a hot summers day! Like this dog for example, having the time of his life! Stonefield Public Park has never been the same since this was removed……

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

Kelly Edgar I remember it well. I used to walk around the wall of the pond and got pushed in it by my cousin Christopher πŸ˜‚. I also used to love going on the little pedal boats on the pond.

Moira Mulvaney Pacheco Was that the Boating pond

Carole M Castle I remember this pond with fond memories of my childhood x
Steven Lightbody It used to be emptied in winter, we would walk on the ice when the remaining water was frozen over!

Robert Stewart Disagree with you Paul on this one. The council building house in the park was the beginning of our beautiful public park’s decline. In the sixties the main entrance and the area around the memorial was the town’s pride and joy, it’s now a complete eyesore / dump.

Blantyre Project i’ll give you that, certainly! The arch is overshadowed by housing behind it, no focal point, and lack of gardens is a shame.

Liz Boxall Happy Days ❀️
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Blantyre Project ive never seen that before Liz. Was it a postcard?

"Marion Robertson has kindly let Blantyre Project have permission to use her cine video from 53 years ago. I hope you enjoy this beautiful family video of Stonefield Low Blantyre Park as much as i did. How sad to see it today compared to the glorious, immaculate and colourful scene of the 1960s."

Marion Robertson has kindly let Blantyre Project have permission to use her cine video from 53 years ago. I hope you enjoy this beautiful family video of Stonef
Liz Boxall its actually a wee canvas … the picture doesn’t do it justice… I will retake picture in day light and re post tomorrow so you get a better effect