This picture was with some anonymous items donated to St Andrews Hospice Shop in Hamilton. It’s of Simplicity staff from Blantyre Industrial Estate and was dated 1968. Perhaps you recognise yourself or others. It looks like a works dance or night out with the other side stating it was taken in Olympia, East Kilbride.
It was a gloomy start for families in 1980 when in January that year many well known Blantyre companies announced redundancies. As a new decade started, several Blantyre firms consolidated their troubles. On 7th January, an astonishing 170 jobs were lost at Blantyre Engineering. Receivers were to be called in and it was expected that […]