Tag: broadway

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, […]