The 24th May 1977, was a Royal Visit day for Blantyre when the Africa Pavilions opened at the David Livingstone Centre. As these pictures show, the Queen Mother opened the building, her first visit back to Blantyre since she opened the David Livingstone Museum in 1929.
Here, she meets head gardener Mr Alistair McKeller complimenting him on his fine work. Looking on is Bill Cunningham, the centre warden. In the other picture she meets volunteer Mr James Thomson. Her majesty made sure all the volunteers and staff that day knew she appreciated their hard work.
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