Kelly Ann McCormick sent in this lovely video of Blantyre Weir earlier this morning of today’s snowfall from David Livingstone Bridge, the Village, Blantyre. Taken on Tuesday 9th February 2021, the slow motion effect making it rather spellbinding! What a lovely place we Blantyre people live in!
Category: Blantyre Movies
With thanks to Sheena Thomson who shared a DVD with her family memories from the 1960s. I’ve extracted some Blantyre snippets and put music to it and with permission show it here today. Amongst the scenes is playing in the garden at Coatshill and some indoor scenes of Hastie’s Farm, at Sheena’s own wedding, though […]
I’ve recommenced making some great little videos showcasing Blantyre through the decades. Adding to the collection of over a dozen already made, this is a brand new one today! Exploring Blantyre in the 1960s. Music is by local 60’s band, The Livingstones. Thanks to everybody who has sent in photos which feature. I know how […]
Elizabeth Golder Hughes has shared this wee film clip which features her and husband Brian Hughes and their girls Gillian and Kirsty. It’s always nice when readers share their special movies and photos with Blantyre Project and this is a nice treasured memory for the Hughes family. It was filmed in 1990, 30 years ago […]
I have a wee treat! Following the tribute posted earlier today, there’s a silent film on Pathe News, which features John’s gold winning boxing match in Australia’s Commonwealth Games. Filmed in 1962, it has now been colourised, and I’ve added sound effects and some music and edited it to 2 minutes. Courtesy of course to […]
I’ve not forgotten about our weekly Blantyre history video….a little later than usual due to my recent holiday. This week we’re exploring the first decade of the 20th Century, from 1900 – 1910. From 110 – 120 years ago, you may think I’d be struggling for good quality Blantyre photos, but you would be wrong! […]
This week’s video, I have to admit has been the most difficult so far to make. The decade from 1910-1919 was of course, scarred terribly by the horrors of the Great War, with monumental loss of life. War featured for more than half of those years and so I’ve focused on people. Ordinary Blantyre folks, […]