Memorial’s Millionth Visitor


Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 22.53.34During summer 1940, the millionth visitor to pass through the turnstiles at the David Livingstone National Memorial was nurse, Margaret P Mitchell, County clerk of Lanark Maternity Hospital, Bellshill. She is pictured here receiving books on the famous explorers life from Mrs Helen B Shaw, MBE, Uddingston, one of the governors to commemorate the historic event.

Nurse Mitchell had just come off the night shift and passed through the turnstile at 11.15am. She was presented with the book, “The Story of the Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone” which had only just recently been published.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka © 2017

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