The Lido initially created in the 1930s lasted no more than 50 years but was a popular destination with a little sandy beach below the riverbank walls. Do YOU remember the Lido?
Ted Crawford shared these photos last week. As part of his daily exercise during lockdown, he visited the beach! Although he wasn’t at any coast. He was just outside Blantyre at the Lido, on the River Clyde. The former park still has its walkway on the riverside and steps down to the sandy riverside under […]
This beautiful picture was painted in 1910 by Miss J Sweet, a local woman. She painted between 1902 and 1968 and this tranquil scene is pictured at the River Clyde on the Blantyre side that would eventually become the Lido. Craighead estate is on the left side. Above the painter’s vantage point would have been […]
These remarkable photos date from 1981, as construction commenced on the third and final phase of the East Kilbride Expressway from Auchinraith down to Raith. In particular, these photos are of Bothwell Bridge, looking towards Hamilton. If you look closely, you’ll see the excavators beginning to undertake work at the former Lido Park, removing […]
With thanks to Betty McLean for sharing this photo of the Lido in 1908. Although the Lido was outwith Blantyre Parish, as is Bothwell Bridge, I like these viewpoints, which were taken from the boundary itself, of a popular spot so close by. Children paddle in the River Clyde, in what looks like real shallow […]
This wonderful photo originated from Kenneth McVicar and came to me via Historic Hamilton. In the early 1960’s an accident involving a lorry and the side of the Bothwell Bridge took place. Whilst nobody was injured too badly, the contents of the lorry spilled out over the bridge and into the River Clyde below. […]