Category: Blantyre Parks

1982 Landscaping the Park

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 […]

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. […]