1930 Scouts 3rd Blantyre


1930 scouts by Duncan Slater wmDuncan Slater has shared this photo believed to be taken in 1930. Pictured is a presentation of Scout colours and Cub Totem pole to 3rd Blantyre  Scouts troop. They’re pictured outside the Livingstone Church on Glasgow Road.

The Scout Master was Mr. Donald Dewar. The lady may be a Mrs Thomson.

Some other Livingstone Church related history around this time period. In June 1927, the church was redecorated and the fitout included electric light replacing gas. In 1929, the manse house was built and that same year the church became Livingstone Memorial Church of Scotland, with the union of the United Free Church and Church of Scotland. The name was fitting that year also due to the opening of the David Livingstone Memorial to which I’m sure these scouts would have felt closely affiliated to.

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