Nov 8 2012 by Gary Fanning, Hamilton Advertiser
The famous blue railings and historic wall demaged in a bus smash have been repaired in time for Sunday’s tribute to the war dead.
They were destroyed in a smash between a bus and a car in Glenview on February 15.
The railings at the playpark there are painted blue and have become a landmark in Larkhall.
They were painted those colours to mark the Queen’s coronation in 1953.
Larkhall Community councillors have been asking for several months when the railings would be repaired.
Labour councillor Jackie Burns is delighted the work has been completed in time for Sunday’s tribute
He said: “The job work has commenced and will be finished in time for the commemoration.”
SNP councillor Lesley McDonald was inundated with people asking her when the railings would be repaired.She added: “I am absolutely delighted that they have finally be re-erected as the accident happened in February.
“I was concerned about the length of time take being taken to repair them but I am really pleased they have been put up again.”
A council spokesman said: “Following an accident, we can confirm that work is underway to repair railings at Glenview Park.
“The works will be completed in time for the Remembrance Service at the park on Sunday.”
The parade will leave for the War Memorial at the park and ride car park in McNeil Street at 10.30am.