Tag: programme

Lanarkshire’s Slum Drive

On Friday 22nd February 1935, a report appeared in the local Motherwell Times, telling of a drive to tidy up Lanarkshire’s towns. The Lanarkshire Slum Drive was initiated which saw Lanarkshire’s biggest demolition of residential dilapidated homes involving condemned proparties. It was approved by the County Council’s Committee. The districts covered were Strathaven, Shotts, Carluke, Douglas, Newarthill, […]

The Blantyre “Broadway” Cinema

Blantyre’s residents were excited and thrilled when it was announced in 1939 that the Blantyre Picture House Company were going to build a “state of the art” cinema on Glasgow Road. The Broadway Cinema was to be located on spare ground at the corner of Station Road and Glasgow Road at the junction. Construction took place […]