Category: Blantyre Icons

Blantyre Bogeys Back!

With thanks to Bernadette Watt who shared these pictures. Her brother Brian Hughes built this Bogey for his delighted grandkids. It’s great to see a tradition like this coming back. This looks a particularly lovely bogey, built with care and love. Who all had a bogey in childhood then?! Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly […]

Welcome Sign Anomaly

The “Welcome to Blantyre” sign at the north western end of Glasgow Road was refurbished in April 2013 for the bi-centenary of David Livingstone’s birth. Unfortunately the designers made a mistake in the sign (although not many people notice it).   The picture of David Livingstone is meant to be superimposed on a map of Africa as seen in […]

Welcome to Blantyre Sign

The refurbished ‘Welcome to Blantyre’ sign is positioned at the north western end of Glasgow Road and was initiated by Brian Charlton, chairman of the nearby Priory Bridge Residents Association. Brian noticed that the frame of the old sign dating back to the 1950s was still in situ and was in reasonable condition although the […]

End of the Oval Pool

How iconic this photo is. From 2000, it’s the end of the blue Oval pool not far from the Station Road entrance to Stonefield Public Park. Some happy memories in warm summers playing in that water as a child. Now all gone. What’s your memories of this pool and fountain? Photo: Veverka collection Featuring Blantyre Project […]