David Livingstone Family Home

peacockcrossWell noticed! Whilst stopping at the traffic lights in Hamilton at Peacock Cross, Blantyre Project reader Tracey Lees noticed a plaque saying it was the house of David Livingstone. Tracey asked us to clarify the plaque. This is INDEED NOT the case.

Whilst David was born in Shuttle Row and lived not only in Glasgow and Africa during his life, this was the home of his mother and sisters at 17 Burnbank Road, Peacock Cross, Hamilton, moving there in 1862.

David I’m sure would have visited them from time to time, but did NOT live there. Putting that to bed now, having seen some Hamiltonians lay claim to the ‘fact’.

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