1900 Shuttle Row, Village Works

1900 Shuttle Row, Low Blantyre (PV)

1900 Shuttle Row, Low Blantyre (PV)

This photo dates from around 1900 is is previously unseen online. Pictured is Shuttle Row, then at the time used as residential homes. Circular stairwells allow each floor to be accessed, the stairwells themselves being located in the towers on the outside of the building.

Shuttle Row was of course the birthplace of David Livingstone, the Explorer. Born in 1813, David and his family would have used the tower marked with the cross each and every time they left and entered their house.

In 1929, following renovation, Shuttle Row opened solely as the David Livingstone Memorial (Museum) and today is still enjoyed by generations of visitors.

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