Tag: kirkton park

1950 High Blantyre Park Pool

Elizabeth Weaver shared this beautiful photo, a first time certainly I’ve ever seen the former Paddling Pool at High Blantyre Park. (Kirkton Park). Located near the entrance to Broompark Avenue, the paddling pool I believe was built in the 1940s, though this photo dates around 1950. The houses at Broompark Avenue are in the background. […]

Park Bothy, 2000

Who remembers the Park ‘Bothy’? It’s been gone for 2 decades. Here it is in its final months back in 2000. A large, redundant store, prone to being broken into….often! It certainly didn’t look so great and for many….people were pleased to see it go. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by […]

Kirkton Park, 2000

Staying with the Millennium year 2000, here’s Kirkton Park (High Blantyre Park). Before the current zipwire and play equipment was installed, the central large, open field was underused, and often too marshy to play football on. Further up, near the trees at the seats, even 2 decades ago as pictured then, it was regularly an […]

Interesting Photos

  My good friend and history colleague Robert Stewart shared these 3 interesting photos with me recently. Robert added, 1) The aerial photo is from July 1965. Points of interest, the scar on the ground, bottom right, the start of the ground works for the EK Expressway, and top centre, the railway embankment next to […]

1955 Kirkton Park

Mr George Park has a real talent for restoring and making old photos look amazing! Like this one, shared this evening with Blantyre Project. Pictured in 1955, is Kirkton Park, High Blantyre, taken from a vantage point just over my own garden wall , looking eastwards, towards Broompark Road. The camera is near the slope […]

1970s Kirkton Park

  Several people in the last couple of decades have referred to this photo of Kirkton Park as being taken in 1957. However, I wish to correct this. Whilst the flower beds certainly existed in the 1950’s, the picture was actually taken in the 1970’s, and I suspect in the early 1970’s. I have a […]