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?
Tag: clydeview shopping centre
13th July 1982. The Clydeview Shopping Centre hadn’t yet been opened even 2 years but some of the units were still boarded up. I can see Lightbodys Bakers next to Glen Travel. Also Motorist Discount Centre (MDC) on the corner. The centre looks very familiar, clean but the hard landscaping pretty “bog standard”. This was […]
Going back now to 1982 to Glasgow Road and the Sports Centre looks almost brand new, its clean brickwork matching the cleanliness of the opposing new shopping centre. This must have felt very futuristic. (Anybody leaving Blantyre just 3 years earlier, would not recognise this scene at all if coming back in 1982!) The photos […]
In October 1980, Blantyre had a problem. With a new shopping centre on Glasgow Road taking shape, nobody had any real idea what to call it! The matter was left to councillors to decide, but this also proved problematic with several suggestions put forward and none able to be agreed upon. The name had to […]
I do miss several banks in Blantyre. Never thought I’d say this, but I almost wish the banks were still there in the Clydeview Shopping Centre. Pictured here, courtesy of George Hay in the mid 1980’s is a relatively newly constructed centre complete with Royal Bank of Scotland and Abbey National. This will likely bring […]
Going back to 1985 in this photo, which I hope you’ve not seen previously. Pictured thirty four years ago, it is of course the Clydeview Shopping Centre. How infinitely better it looked with trees , shrubs and flowers in the planters, rather than the disgrace of those being empty for over 2 decades! And busy […]
A few people over the years have asked if there are photos of Clydeview Shopping Centre being built. Now, finally thanks to Marion Brownlie sharing, we can see this little piece of history. From 1979, pictured from the market carpark (now Victoria Care Home) looking east long Glasgow Road, we see the last of the […]