Blantyre Village Women , 1980

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In 1980, the women of group, “Blantyre Village Women” celebrated 50 years of their organisation. Members of the group formed in 1930, gathered in the Livingstone Memorial to watch longest serving member Mrs M Bowie cut the cake.

President Annie Gourley welcomed guests Fred McDermid, Chairman of the David Livingstone Trust, Mr George Green who was honorary governor of the Trust, Bill Cunningham the warden and Rev Hunter of David Livingstone Memorial Church. Cambuslang Salvation Army band played some music and Mrs S McPhail gave a talk on the history of the organisation.

Do you recognise any of the women in the picture, or know more about what happened to this group?

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

Hannah Mcaleenan 2nd right looks like mrs boyle
Maria Pedersen Can you tell us more about the Blantyre Village women? I have never heard of them before.
Blantyre Project Maria – I’ve added that to my “to do” list. I’m confident i can find out more.
Lorna Baker Jackie Bowie, ask Alex if this is one of our relations, and is the one to the left of her Minnie or one of her sisters?
Margo Clayton That’s Aunt Mary, your Papa’s sister in law. Minnie isn’t in this photo.
Kirsty Steele 3rd right Martha Frew, 2nd right Margaret Boyle, 1st right Nan McGowan
Shona Sutherland I’ve never seen this picture of grandma lovely to see it x
Catherine Whitefield Think Mrs Mcphail May have lived in chestnut grove.
Carole Mackie Rickard Was that pic taken in 1980? It looks older. The lady third from the left is very like my Great Grandmother Marion Mair but she died in the late ‘70s, it’s maybe one of her sisters.

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