1979, New Exhibit in Africa Pavilion


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In May 1979, the acting High Commissioner for Nigeria , Mr. E.O Fowora officially opened another exhibit in the Africa Pavilions at the David Livingstone Centre.

The exhibition was designed to give an overall picture of Nigeria and to let foreign students engage more with the country of their birth. Printed exhibition guides were available for children of all ages, as well as a more detailed guide for adults. An interactive display for young children allowing them to ‘take part’ in a Nigerian Market simulation was also available.

Mr Fowora took the time to visit other parts of the centre and as can be seen here, was most fascinated by the World Globe Fountain, which doubles as a sundial.

Following 1979, the exhibit left Blantyre to tour other places around Scotland. Pictured from left to right are Mr Fowora, Chrales Brownlie the Provost and Fred McDermid, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

From the encyclopaedic book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2018

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

Linda Gilmour Roberts Charles Brownlie is my great uncle

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