David Livingstone Youth Centre

David Livingstone Youth Centre  was formed in October 1966 and by springtime 1967 had a membership of over 60 boys and girls. The club was organised by the County Further Eduction department met on two separate evenings at David Livingstone Memorial Primary School at Coatshill.


The leader was Samuel Trussler of Kirkton Avenue, High Blantyre who was assisted by three others. Average attendance was around 40 youths and speakers were invited along to present to the group. Topics were varied but usually of local interest.

Do you remember the Youth Project at the school, involved in it or know when it ended?Pictured on 30th December 2010 by Jim Brown is the former school.

From “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:

John Cunning Sammy was assisted by mrs bun Dunbar jimmy glen john simm Dan cunning

Anne Marie Murray Remember them all well! We used to go there
They also had their club in the community centre. That’s when kids enjoyed meeting up with their friends and taken part in loads of activities memories

John Cunning Ann Marie I say the club folded in the late 70s

Helen Allan Yes I went to the youth club..

Ann Clarkin They were great days kids need more of them get rid of computer games

Helen Henderson Mclaughlin I went to the youth club but don’t remember when it ended

Carole Jamieson I went to the summer club there which was running in the 80s…possibly something different?

Anne Marie Murray Your right John late 70s I got married 1980 and it was finished then

John Mcgaulley met my wife there 50 years ago remember most of the rest of them lots of them got married same time as us

Anne Gilmour Callaghan Enjoyed the youth club,went there 67,68 with my pal Isobel Paterson, great memories

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