Marion Robertson kindly shared this lovely little cine clip of her family in 1962. You may recognise the top of Station Road and the Broadway Cinema. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Elizabeth Weaver Aww, what great footage! I remember the fashion for […]
This next cine was shared by Sanny McVicar who worked in 1966 on the construction of the new East Kilbride Expressway Phase 1. The film features the installation of the large culvert, which would later be deeply buried below the new road. The first phase of the EK Expressway was built in 1966 and 1967. […]
Today’s Cine film takes you to playing at High Blantyre Park. Filmed in the 1960’s and shown here courtesy of Sanny McVicar, you can see the play equipment with the houses at Broompark Avenue and Broompark Road in the background. Coincidentally, one of the homes being that of members of my own family. Can you […]
Hope you’re all enjoying this week’s look at 1950’s and 60’s cine films. There’s a few more to come over the next few days. Today, its a look back at a Blantyre garden in the 1960s. Sanny McVicars family sitting out in the sunshine. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others […]
This next cine film should be of special interest to anybody who once stayed in the High Blantyre Prefabs. Filmed in the mid 1960’s it features locations along High Blantyre Road and the prefabs, looking over to Springwells and Burnbank. Some of the prefabs feature, as does the little shop within the Prefabs. When I […]
Continuing our look this week at Sanny McVicars excellent cine videos of Blantyre during the 1960s’ Sanny’s cine reels were converted by Blantyre Project and with his permission shared here for you all to see. Today, we’re looking at High Blantyre Industrial Estate, out with the dog, looking across to the timber houses and homes […]
This next cine film was taken in the early 1960s. Featuring boys playing on the disused railway which cut through the middle of Blantyre. Also a local family camping trip up to the high fields at Basket and Calderside. 2 minutes of nostalgia and snapshot in time. With thanks to Sanny McVicar for sharing.
Taking you back to 1962/1963. A great, but very short video of kids playing in Blantyre at the Timber Houses former playpark. First half is Hamilton. Ends with shots of Caldervale (Fin Me Oot) and Dechmont. PURE nostaliga. I could immerse myself in these sort of videos all day long. Featuring Blantyre Project Social […]