David Livingstone Centre, 1977
Sometimes, a wonderful image or film crops up and this is certainly one of those times. Ladies and gentlemen, exclusively online here’s NINE full colour minutes of pure 1977 nostalgia!
The occasion was when the Queen Mother visited Blantyre to open the newly built Africa Pavilion. This film from nearly 42 years ago was shared here this week by former Blantyre High Maths Teacher, Brian Mathieson, himself interested in all aspects of film.
Panning around Blantyre in a 360 degrees from the top of the former Blantyre High School at Boswell Drive, we can see housing, streets and cars. Look out for the Auchinraith Co Bakery and School towering in the distance! The film moves next to Station Road. The Queen Mother arrives at David Livingstone Centre and is greeted by officials and crowds. Look out for scouts, BBs and guides. Her departure from the grounds by helicopter also covered.
I recall being lined on Glasgow Road that day waving flags as a 6 year old. With thanks to Brian for uploading his footage from that wonderful day.
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