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1999 David Livingstone Aerial Photo

A good photo, surely taken by aerial photography or balloons, of David Livingstone Centre. Although black and white, taken from a local newspaper, the picture is actually from 1999. An unusual angle, Shuttle Row is on the right, the Africa Pavillions housing the gift shop and cafe in the background. The gardens are well tended, […]

Founding of the Livingstone Centre

At the end of the 1890’s changed business conditions made the working of the old fashioned Blantyre Mills quite unprofitable. Around the same time that the Mills closed down in 1904, most of the dilapidated buildings around the Village area were pulled down. Several houses however remained. Waterloo Row, some miners cottages and the famous […]