Livingstone Memorial Outing 1965


This is an outing to David Livingstone Memorial in 1965 (possibly 1966). The trip was organised by the ladies at Blantyre Old Parish Church. At a time before the construction of the Africa Pavilion, the names are known:

Mrs J McLeod, Miss J Dickson, Mrs Swinburne, Mrs J Cameron, Mrs M Mackie, Mrs M Anderson, Mrs H Tait, Mrs McLean, Mrs M Grieve, Mrs Sommerville, Mrs Sommerville’s mother, Mrs J Brunker, Mrs I Neeson, Mrs Dale, Mrs C Wilson, Mrs Jean McLean, Mrs May McLean, Anne McLean, Mrs H Mather, Mrs Vi McLean, Mrs. S McCasky and Mrs M Maxwell.

Photos by Nancy Neilson.

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

Gordon Mather First I’ve seen this one, thanks for sharing. I remember a few of these ladies, my mum sitting next to aunty Vi

Carole M Castle I knew Mrs McAskie and Mrs Brunker they were lovely ladies x

Blantyre Project SO many seating areas back then. Hopefully the renovated grounds will have more than 2 picnic tables when completed.

Maggie Anderson I think my late MIL may be in this pic but her initial was C Anderson not M…..and I also knew Mrs McCaskie but I don’t see her here

Fiona McCaskie Shes 3rd from the right in the bottom pic

Maggie Anderson Fiona McCaskie Thank you….Is your Mum Sheena ?

Fiona McCaskie Maggie Anderson yes she is. Did you know her ?

Maggie Anderson Yes many years ago but we lost touch x

Fiona McCaskie Thats a shame, unfortunately it happens when your life moves on x

Dawn Stokes Brilliant photos. I recognise a few faces there

Fiona McCaskie Isobel Gould … is that not auntie betty in the first picture, mums in the last one xxx

Isobel Gould I dont think so x

Fiona McCaskie Isobel Gould hazel and i thought it was but were unsure … did you see the one with gran in it lol xxx

Betty McLean Fiona I went to High Blantyre school with Barbara McCaskie.

Fiona McCaskie Betty McLean, She was my aunt, my dads sister. Did you keep in touch ?
Isobel Gould No . Which one x i was on my phone so can look on the ipad x
Fiona McCaskie Isobel Gould scroll down the page and its the pic with the ladies baking .. much better on ipad or laptop, think its hard to see with the pics being so old lol xxx
Isobel Gould Cant find it x
Eileen Sutherland Near the town of Newton?
James Richardson Isobel Russell &Morag Richardson
Carole Mackie Rickard Which one is Mrs M Mackie? I’m thinking it might be my Mum, but don’t recognise her if it is!
Pamela McKeown Think your mum is last pic 3rd in?
Carole Mackie Rickard Pamela McKeown I’m thinking the lady on the left in this pic might be her, next to my ‘Aunt’ Margaret Anderson. If 1966 she would not long have had Janis, so would maybe be a bit heavier than we remember. I’ll ask my Dad later
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Pamela McKeown No sure? A thought it was the laddie with blonde hair black glasses?

Carole Mackie Rickard Pamela McKeown no my mums hair was red, though my aunt Margaret wore glasses like that x

Pamela McKeown Carole Mackie Rickard you will need to ask your dad! 🤔

Carole Mackie Rickard What do you think Aunt Valerie? X

Valerie Laird Hi Carole Yes I definitely think it’s your mum with the shopping basket next to her legs. The first time I ever saw her was at the end of 1967 and her hair style was a little different then but I’m sure it’s her. Xxx

Carole Mackie Rickard Thanks Aunt Val the more I look at it the more I think so too x

Carole Mackie Rickard I’ve just called my Aunt Margaret and it’s definitely them. The lady who submitted the photo is a relative of hers 😀 xx

Janis Orr My Mum Marion Mackie is in the first one I’m in front of her with the blonde hair. I think I may be about 2 or 3. So it must have been later than 1966 as I was born in 1966. My Aunt Margaret is sitting next to her I think with Graeme on her knee.

Anne Ellis Blast from the past. Andrew Mclean and David Maxwell in photo

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