1978 Small Crescent to Seychelles

 

Seychelles-6-shutterstock_298384343A trip to an exotic island, a chance to be an International model, a chance to leave sunny Blantyre for foreign shores, thats exactly what happened for a Blantyre resident in 1978.

It sounds like every teenage girl’s dream, but it came true for Blantyre’s Elizabeth Taylor, whom in 1978, was 17 years old. Elizabeth of 9 Small Crescent had been offered a modelling job in the Indian Ocean island of the Seychelles, the playground of the rich and famous.

She told press, “I have a friend on the island who came over here to run a modelling agency business. She is now planning on starting her own model agency on the island and wants me to come over for some photographs.”

Elizabeth is a former pupil of Elmwood School in Bothwell and hoped to fly out to the Seychelles that summer with her fiancรฉ. Her main ambition was to run a model agency too, but was quite happy in being a model for that time being.

Do you know Elizabeth? Did she stay on in Blantyre or go out further into the big world?

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

William Mullen liz is a funny lovely girl grt times bak then….not seen her 4 yrs……..hi liz
Lynn Dougela Haha that oor Lizzy Maryclaire ..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚xx
Maryclaire Hood Brilliant!!! Xx
Lynn Dougela Liz Tay check this ๐Ÿ˜Š
Revers Walker 1978…that long ago? Jings!
John Cornfield Aye new Liz Taylor some of family still in blantyre
Carmen Louise Mikey Phillips this your mum?..Can rem David telling me her maden name and that she was a model xx
Kirsty Phillips If already seen it
Bobby Gilmour Didn’t her father give jim McLean of D Utd a black eye, Alex played for them
Lynn Dougela Ian Taylorย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Gary Doonin Think that’s Stuart and Ian and Alex sister
John Cornfield Diane a sister
Bobby Gilmour Absolute stunner,even with a skinhead !!way back in the day.๐Ÿค’
John Cornfield Aye Alex played for Dundee united and Jack Taylor blackened his eye for messing Alex about
Gordon Mather Spot on John, we stayed at 1 Small Cres at that time, Jim McLean felt the wrath of Jack Taylor indeed!
Gordon Mather Remember Liz from our days in Small Crescent, went to school with her brothers Alex, Ian and Michael, good guys and handy on the ball

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