Tag: glen travel

1988 Clydeview Shopping Centre

I don’t often post things so “modern”, but this photo of 1988 was worth sharing. If only to see former businesses like Capital, Lightbody’s , Coyles Opticians, Botterils and the Mehran Restaurant. Only Glen Travel stood the test of time here. Even in the 80′ though, boarded up shops could still be seen. Who remembers […]

1982 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 […]

Clydesdale Bank, Blantyre

   By 1981, the Emporium was lying vacant and derelict, awaiting another use. It attracted the interest of the Clydesdale Bank in the early 1980’s, who were to move from their location further westwards to this more modern building. For nearly 4 decades, the Clydesdale Bank became a well-known feature in Blantyre at this location […]

Clydeview Shopping Centre – West

From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017 Clydeview Shopping Centre – West    In 1980, Clydeview Shopping Centre’s western block opened on the former site of Central garage, Nimmo’s Land, Bloomfield Cottage and the Stonefield Parish School.    Built of brick and slate in similar style […]