Tag: broadway

Blantyre Cinemas

  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 […]

Priory Street 1970s

  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. […]

Glasgow Road Mid 1960s

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 […]

1957 Dixon’s Explosion Re-enactment film

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, […]