Concluding this week’s look at the Livingstone Statue on the Livingstone Memorial Church, ending here with some photos of the statue as it is today and of course the plaque commemorating it. Photos: Courtesy of Gordon Cook.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
During 1895, one Thursday evening, an explosion took place in the Livingstone Memorial Church, Glasgow Road, Blantyre. The minister Rev Mr Hugh and the church officer Mr Ewing, being injured. Both men were in the heating chamber which is in the basement to the rear of the building, for the purpose of examining the heating […]