Church show in spotlight
Flower power was on the agenda for green-fingered Monklands residents back in 1983.
Hundreds of competitors, visitors and guests turned out to attend the hugely enjoyable Jackson Church flower show.
Dignitaries included Labour’s Monklands East MP John Smith and his wife Elizabeth, who are pictured in the Advertiser edition of September 9 that year.
The hugely impressed pair officially opened the blooming brilliant event, held at Airdrie’s Sir John Wilson town hall.
It was the church’s 33rd annual show and a wide range of colourful blooms and bumper fresh veg etables were on display.