1950s Aerial of Livingstone Centre

This postcard is one of a series of four, which were taken around the late 1950’s or early 1960s. In the days before drones, this clever aerial photo captures the beauty of the David Livingstone Centre and grounds, set against the scenic backdrop of the River Clyde and nearby weir.

To the left the remnants of the former outdoor auditorium can be seen which once played host to open air concerts, speeches and entertainment. The rain shelters can be seen in the immediate foreground. I was puzzled by what looks like a little structure on the opposite side of the riverbank at Bothwell, being a little too far downstream to be the sluice gates. On closer inspection it could be scaffolding around the pillar of the bridge, perhaps to access for painting? If you know what it is, please do let me know.

With thanks to Alex Rochead for this great picture.

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  1. Stunning photo thankyou for sharing today

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