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DLC: The Beginnings

  The whole concept of the David Livingstone Memorial Centre came about when a meeting was held in the Religious Institution rooms, Glasgow on Friday 22nd January 1926, when it was agreed to purchase Livingstone’s early home and grounds at Blantyre for conversion into a Scots National Memorial. The Right Rev Dr John White, Moderator […]

Press day at Livingstone Memorial

Around 2 weeks before the David Livingstone Centre opened, a press day was held, inviting reporters to come along to the newly renovated centre, and see for themselves the amazing transformation. The intention was that the press would cascade their excitement in all the local newspapers. A few photos are available from this event, including […]

National Memorial to Livingstone

  Between eight and ten thousand people cheered the Duchess of York when on Saturday 5th October 1929, she opened the Scottish National Memorial to David Livingstone at Blantyre. She was twenty minutes late in reaching the wooden ceremonial platform owing to the crowds, which pressed so closely around her motor-car on the road through Burnbank and […]

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 […]