The crowd walk down to the Public Park on Blantyre Gala Day, 1980. Do you recognise any of these local people?
On Saturday 17h June 1933, Blantyre saw perhaps the largest crowd ever assembled in the town, all descending upon High Blantyre, when 12,000 people attended the Loyal Orange Order Parade. The annual event saw the turn of Blantyre to host the National event, which accounted for the large numbers of crowds. No less than 18 flute […]
These photos are from Hogmanay 1933. Blantyre Vics are playing away at Glenesk Park, to Dundee Violets. Blantyre won the match 3-2, with one of the goals scored by Black, the striker pictured. Also photographed are the away Blantyre supporters, dressed up to protect against the cold Winter, complete with their mascots.
How busy the David Livingstone Centre seemed to be in photos of the 1930s. Like this photo showing the playing fields busy with picnics and children playing. Things have changed for me looking at this photo this year. Last year, i would think, “wouldn’t it be great if crowds like that came back to the […]