A group of precious polychromatic plaster tableaux depicting David Livingstone’s historic journey to Africa have been painstakingly restored as part of a £6.1million project to transform the Scottish explorer’s birthplace, due to re-open to the public in 2020. The tableaux, created by prominent 20th Century British sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson in the 1920s, were […]
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Imagine been given and owning this particular pass! It’s an admission of entry to the funeral of Dr David Livingstone, our town’s famous explorer. To sit in the church and listen to the accomplishments and obituary of this famous man, must have moved any visitor. With thanks to Alex Rochead for sharing.
Attached is David Livingstone’s birth certificate which can be found with a simple search on various ancestry websites. Perhaps however, more uncommon is the will of David Livingstone eg. records of his financial estate upon death. What would it reveal? Was David Livingstone a wealthy man? It’s something you don’t often read about. The will […]
The memory of David Livingstone was honoured yet again in February 1979 when British Caledonian Airways named their latest plane “David Livingstone”. Two of David Livingstone’s great grandchildren conducted the launching ceremony at Gatwick Airport of the DC10, the latest addition to the fleet. Dr David Livingstone Wilson and his sister Elspeth Murdoch are […]
Just love this and it’s made my Easter weekend! Zimbabwe resident, Jim McSorley had a special birthday last week. It was his 60th and he spent it with family at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Jim, originally from Fernslea Avenue in Blantyre has spent time also in Dubai, but now lives in Africa. On 25th March 2018, […]
Today, 19th March 2018, is the 205th anniversary of the birth of Explorer David Livingstone. Over 2 centuries ago, this entry was recorded in the Parish births register recording the birth of young David, to parent Neil Livingston, a tailor at Blantyre Works and to Agnes Hunter, the daughter of Neil’s employer. In that top […]
Researched by Paul Veverka. Words from the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” (c) 2017 **Update: Since writing this, I have revisited and now have a huge amount of expanded detail about John Ness, available in the Feb 2020 book, “Blantyre People” by Paul Veverka (c) 2020 During the late 19th Century […]