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David Livingstone Centre – Busy Grounds

Some wonderful photos next of busy David Livingstone Grounds during one summer in the late 1930’s. The Livingstone Memorial was busy that day, as were the grounds with many hundreds of people coming along for some summer fun. Groups of people huddle around the seats under the large trees sitting in the shade. Shuttle Row […]

James Little Training School

An extract from my book “History of Crossbasket Castle” With surplus space in the Castle, the “James Little Training College” was established and became an education centre for various trades and hobbies, operating alongside the day to day business of the Roosevelt Memorial Fund’s work with disadvantaged children. The idea was to attract local youth, […]

1916 Military Presentation at Auchentibber

The Hamilton Advertiser reported when wounded WW1 soldiers were brought to Auchentibber and entertained, with local business owners presenting them with gifts and honours for their bravery. The report on Saturday 2nd September 1916 told: “The military age portion of the village Auchentibber have done nobly in this war, as witness the Roll of Honour which […]