Wouldn’t it be great, even for just one night to go back to the 80’s. Where would you go in Blantyre if it was 1989 again?
Hard to believe that this large building at the corner of Clydeview Shopping Centre at Victoria Street junction sat for over 12 years unoccupied and derelict. The former Caspers Nightclub sign facing out all that Glasgow Road traffic. That’s a sign I wish I’d tried to salvage. When writing my book, “Glasgow Road South: The […]
From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Clydeview Shopping Centre – West In 1980, Clydeview Shopping Centre’s western block opened on the former site of Central garage, Nimmo’s Land, Bloomfield Cottage and the Stonefield Parish School. Built of brick and slate in similar style […]
This photo was taken in the 1980s and sent in from Garry who runs the Historic Hamilton website. Pictured is his father, Gus Sillars and the location is believed to be Barnums/Zigfields nightclub at Victoria Street, at a time when he worked there. Strangely, photos of Ziggys are few and far between. What’s your memories of Zigfields? Personally, I […]
It may seem strange to some of the younger Blantyre generation, but Blantyre had a FEW nightclubs over the years, something lacking these days. I thought I would dig out a few ‘Caspers’ nightclub photos from 1990. Caspers was a nightclub on the Glasgow Road, in the building that is now currently Blantyre Library, corner […]