Category: Blantyre Parks

1950 High Blantyre Park Pool

Elizabeth Weaver shared this beautiful photo, a first time certainly I’ve ever seen the former Paddling Pool at High Blantyre Park. (Kirkton Park). Located near the entrance to Broompark Avenue, the paddling pool I believe was built in the 1940s, though this photo dates around 1950. The houses at Broompark Avenue are in the background. […]

1981 Gala Floats

Lets go to 1981 next. These decorated floats for ‘Robertsons of Springwell’ headed along Glasgow Road that summer to the Gala in the park. A trip that must have felt quite strange given the demolition of many of the tenements. Lorna Rarity shared them added, “My mum found these of Gala day. Thought you could […]

Park Bothy, 2000

Who remembers the Park ‘Bothy’? It’s been gone for 2 decades. Here it is in its final months back in 2000. A large, redundant store, prone to being broken into….often! It certainly didn’t look so great and for many….people were pleased to see it go. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by […]