Tag: gala day

1981 Glasgow Road Gala Day

  This photo was kindly shared by Peter Leggate and is from 1981. Pictured is Glasgow Road, as police stop traffic to allow the Gala Day floats to go by. The photo looks eastwards towards Grants and Gilmour’s Buildings at the back, (near the junction of Forrest Street). Those buildings were amongst the last of […]

1981 Gala Day Floats

The location is Glasgow Road, the year is 1981 and it’s Gala Day. Pictured here, courtesy of my good friend, Peter Leggate are various residents from Springwells. They’re standing on board a decorated “Robertsons of Springwells” flatbed delivery lorry. Heading along Glasgow Road, the weather doesn’t look the best but hasn’t stopped crowds of people […]

1969 Village Gala Day

I’ve uncovered this excellent photo of Blantyre Village gala day taken in 1969 at David Livingstone Centre. Tthis gala day had various guests of honour. Andrew Cruickshank, who played Dr. Cameron in ‘Dr. Finlay’s Casebook’, and Winnie Ewing SNP MP were the special VIP guests and pictured also is the gala queen and attendants. (You […]