Tag: gala

1980 Gala Day Photos

Staying with 1980 for now, let’s go to Saturday 23rd August that year and specifically to the David Livingstone Centre Grounds. Kids were out with their families enjoying the sunshine. It was the Miners Welfare Gala Day and royal queen that year was Anna-Marie Rouse. Comedian, Mr. Abie performs the crowning. Do you recognise anybody? […]

Blantyre Gala Day, 1980

This is what Gala Days are all about! Happy kids having fun. This group of youngsters were spotted beside the road at Blantyre Gala Day in 1980, almost 40 years ago. Playing up for the camera, wonder if you can spot anybody you recognise? Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others […]

1980 Alison , the Gala Queen

The most regal of Gala floats at the Blantyre Gala 1980, belonged to the town’s ‘Little Queen’ Alison Pohler. Alison is seen here with her “royal court” travelling along the procession route on her way to the gala at Stonefield Public Park. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or […]

1978 Gala Apathy

  In December 1978, Gala Civic Week Chairperson, Charles Neill took to the press to report the apathy that had been creeping in towards the organisation of the Blantyre Gala days. He stated Blantyre people would have to give their full support and provide volunteers if the Gala was to continue in 1979. Mr Neill, […]