Window to the Past: boating pond April, 1957

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HIRING a rowing boat or having a ride in the large motorised boat was a major attraction for day-trippers and groups of school and Sunday school children.

Here we can see that there was life before iPhones and tablets. Youngsters didn’t have palmtop computers and just enjoyed the entertainment that was available — good, healthy fun.

You can find out more about local and family history in the East Renfrewshire area by contacting the East Renfrewshire Heritage Service, based in Giffnock community library, on 577 3872 or

In association with East Renfrewshire Heritage Service.

Dimensions of original: 204 x 209 mm
Date of original: 23 April 1957