A photo today from the former playpark at Springwells. This was taken in the late 1960’s and shows kids having some fun on the play equipment. Do YOU remember this park looking like this? Parkville Drive is in the background. With thanks to Mary Summers.
Category: Blantyre Parks
With the museum renovation ongoing, you may be interested to know the David Livingstone Trust is also developing their grounds and Parkland, making it more accessible and interactive for our communities. An exciting plan is well underway for the design, fundraising and construction of an Imaginative Play Park, deserving of Blantyre’s children based on a […]
This postcard from the 1930’s shows off the former ROSE GARDEN at David Livingstone Centre to good effect. Wooden trellises, lawns, beautiful beds of rose and the Herald Clock at one end (currently in my possession and being renovated). This all was set out close to the riverbank, at the bottom of the slope (behind […]
The reverse of this old family photo says “Blantyre Park”. I believe this is Stonefield Park in Low Blantyre. It shows a beautiful clockface made out of flowers. Sometimes other emblems or floral displays would be planted, e.g. for remembrance or St Andrews Day and I know this was maintained even into the 1970s. In […]
Staying with 1982 in this post, these photos show Stonefield Public Park. Even then, the park still had trellises, the boating pond and looks well kept with grass attended to often. Pride in the park was certainly still there and whilst the beautiful flowerbeds of the 1950s and 1960s were mostly gone, there were still […]
From 1982, showing the completed soft and hard landscaping at Stonefield Public Park. New brick planters with shrubs and trees, this was a first, making the view from Glasgow Road green! A far cry from the tenements from only a few years before. The concrete slabs and bricks was never very pretty, although i quite […]
The exact date is known as 13th July 1982. A new looking sports centre and Clydeview Shopping Centre with landscaping works started. Who remembers the original landscaping which looked like this? An attempt at creating a focal point for the newly developed Glasgow Road, this “dip” was eventually filled in. Makes me wonder if this […]