Tag: livingstone

Hamilton Tablet for Livingstone

  In 1913, as the country celebrated 100 year centenary of Livingstone’s birth, a memorial tablet was also unveiled in St James Congregational Church, Hamilton, with which the Livingstone family was associated. David as a young man had become a member of that church. Mr. William Naismith of the Yews, who knew the Livingstone family, performed […]

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 […]

Village Works Cemetery – Livingstone connections

I have long since been interested in the little Blantyre Works Cemetery, so this extract from Hamilton Advertiser on 12th April 1930 proved very informative. The cemetery is no longer there but is now the site of a modern housing estate in the Village. “In the little village graveyard at Low Blantyre, now, unfortunately, desecrated and […]