Blackburn, The Centre And Bowling Green c.1960

Neg. B7585009

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Caption for Blackburn, The Centre And Bowling Green C1960

Typical 1960s structures span the whole photograph. This was the typical layout of a 1960s new town.

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Memories of Blackburn

My Sisters Wedding

My sister got married in the Hind in 1984 (where those big windows are above the shopping centre. A lot of my family went to the wedding. The centre has changed a lot as it is now an indoor centre. I do remember the centre looking like this. I was born in Blackburn and also knew the centre looking like this until a few years ago.

Born In Grandmother's Home In Fauldhouse

It was a bad snow storm and the doctor almost didn't get there. My mum had been in dry labor for a week, or so she told me. I was stuck in the birth canal and the doc had to pull me out with forceps. I still have the scar by one eye. I was 9.5 LB, my mum's first child and she such a wee thing I almost killed her...but we both made it. My dad, Sgt Robert Fox, USA, got there soon after, coming from Germany in a snowstorm. I was glad to be alive and grow up in America but I love my Scots roots. May God bless, keep Bonnie Scotland and bring all her people home to heaven one day as they look to Jesus and trust in Him.

A memory of Blackburn by Bob Fox

The Supey

This is how the shopping centre looked when I was growing up in the 1970s. The Hind also had a pub that had no windows and smelt of stale beer. Next door was Mrs Gilchrist's paint shop, she had big ankles and always had her scottie dog with her. Next to that was a bakery where you wasted you dinner money on a big ...Read full memory

A memory of Blackburn by James Moran

Saturday Mornings At The Centre

I used to go to the Centre every Saturday morning. The disco started at 11am. Many of my friends went, Shawsy Broon was the DJ, a pie was 5p (1/-), and myself and 3 other friends were the centre GO-GO dancers. It was the highlight of our week,and I have many happy memories. Mrs Anita Crowter (nee Hopkins)

A memory of Blackburn by anita_crowter

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