There’s not many photos existing of the former Broadway cinema in Blantyre. However, Cath McInally shared these photos of her Dad, Bobby Campbell. Bobby was the projectionist at the Broadway for over 25 years and pictured there.
Although there is evidence of “magic lantern” shows being held in Blantyre at Dixon’s Halls at Stonefield prior to 1900, Blantyre is known to have had seven proper cinemas, with only one still functional or present. Here are some little snippets taken from my forthcoming book. Full details on each cinema is available upon […]
This photo dates from 1963 and features Glasgow Road looking east towards Hamilton. On the left Station Road leads off at the junction. The Broadway Cinema is on the corner. The canopies to the left are Collins the Baker and Birrels Sweet Shop. Whats your memories of this location including the shops beyond. Mauchlines? Vinces? […]
A photo next, shared by Drew Semple here a while back. Pictured is a rather busy Glasgow Road from Priory Street, at a time in the 1970s, when it was still open to traffic at its junction with Glasgow Road. In the background, The Broadway Cinema, Stonefield Tavern is still recognisable in the foreground. […]
On 21st September 2015, James Meechan handed in a Blantyre Gazette edition fro 1955, directly to my home. I copied it, and within 24 hours had it returned to him, at his home in Newton. Old Blantyre newspapers tend to be a goldmine of information for Blantyre Project, so it was with sincere thanks, that […]
Glasgow Road in the mid 1960s looking east. The building to the right of the middle of the photo was Agnes Hamiltons, the fruit shop. That little shop has had a long history of owners. After Hamiltons grocers, it was Mauchline Newsagent then Vinces Lombardi’s chip shop then, Mcwilliams grocer shop later to become Gallachers. Just right at the […]
Residents in Blantyre were treated at the Broadway Cinema in October 1957, of a re-enactment film of the Dixon’s Explosion. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the tragedy, the Broadway screened the film and the newspaper reports suggested in advance just how popular it was going to be. The extract from the Blantyre Gazette tells, […]
It is with the utmost pleasure and thanks to Marion Robertson for sharing some of her precious and treasured Blantyre family memories here. A cine film from 1961 (in colour) taken at Glasgow Road and Station Road amongst other places. Two wonderful minutes of rare nostalgia. You can view the uploaded video here on our […]