Shrine at David Livingstone Centre

Alongside this photo of the former shrine within David Livingstone Centre, is this nice Blantyre poem, shared by Jean McLean , from a project she undertook in the early 1960s.


O land twixt Calder’s groves and Clyde,
Since days of old, fair Blantyre’s pride,
Who to thy sons hast freely given,
Those gifts for which they’ve humbly striven.

Rural peace and quiet to pray,
To dwellers in thine old priory;
Health and strength and goodly yield,
To such as laboured well afield.

Such livelihood and courage fine,
to those who’ve toiled in mill and mine;
Fair slip of land, thy children here,
Like those of old, still thee revere.

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