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Livingstone Memorial Church

My history colleague and friend Gordon Cook, kindly provides today’s article which is on the humble beginnings of the Livingstone Memorial Church. Accompanying the words is a lovely colourised postcard from around 1904, showing the church in all its glory and of course the much narrower Glasgow Road.    Gordon writes, “With the rapid increase […]

1913 Livingstone Centenary

  Celebrations marking a hundred years since the birth of explorer, David Livingstone took place in 1913. These were undertaken nationally and locally throughout that year – the Rt Hon.Earl Curzon of Kedleston, as Chairman of the Geographical Society said at a meeting at Burlington House, London – “As a missionary, Livingstone was the sincere […]

Duncan MacFarlane Reid 1908 -1988

Jennifer Swantek emailed me in July adding, “Hello Paul. Hope all is well. I live in Michigan, USA. My grandpa, Duncan McFarland Reid, moved here in 1924. I have a Bible from his father, my great grandpa named Donald Reid. The inside of the Bible has a message from the pastor of a church called […]

1929 Induction of Rev James M Clyde

  On Wednesday 17th April 1929, the Rev James Montgomery Clyde was inducted at Livingstone Memorial U.F Church on Glasgow Road. Succeeding Rev Thomas A Hugh, the ceremony prompted a photocall. James had transferred to Blantyre from Buckhaven. Amongst the many Ministers attending were JS Lawrie of Hamilton, Rev PJ Bisset Falconer of Strathaven, Rev […]

Compensation to Livingstone Church

  When trams were removed and Glasgow Road widened to accommodate vehicles, almost all the houses in Glasgow Road lost much of their nice large front gardens. Businesses along the road were affected to. Most notably the David Livingstone Church, lost its front gardens almost entirely with the church entrance being close to the road. It […]