Tag: duchess of york

National Memorial to Livingstone

  Between eight and ten thousand people cheered the Duchess of York when on Saturday 5th October 1929, she opened the Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone at Blantyre. She was twenty minutes late in reaching the wooden ceremonial platform owing to the crowds, which pressed so closely around her motor-car on the road through Burnbank and […]

Opening David Livingstone Centre

An impressive ceremonial in presence of a huge crowd gathered from all over Scotland, the Duchess of York on Saturday 5th October 1929, formally declared open, the National Memorial at Blantyre to David Livingstone, the great missionary, scientist, explorer, and pioneer of civilisation. (as pictured from the Hamilton Advertiser in October 1929) The road through the mining and steel […]

1935 Queen Mother at Shuttle Row

On 5th October 1929, the Royal Highness the Duchess of York (Queen mum to you and I) officially opened the David Livingstone Memorial. More commonly known today as “The David Livingstone Centre”. Following the opening ceremony outside, where large crowds attended, the Duchess was given a tour of Shuttle Row, which for the first time […]