Tag: queen Elizabeth

Royal Visit to Bowling Club 1942

Nathaniel Mains contacted me in September 2015, sharing these photos and adding, “My Grandfather William Mains playing bowls with the then Queen Elizabeth at Blantyre Miners Welfare circa 1945” I’ve seen one of the photos before but only in a poor resolution newspaper report. Nathaniel actually having the photos ensured they’re shared here in better […]

The 1962 Royal Visit to Blantyre

Blantyre has seen several Royal visits over the last Century, four in total that i can find. The first in 1929 when the Queen Mother opened David Livingstone Centre, the second in 1942, when , on a Nationwide Royal visit to boost wartime morale, she visited again this time to the Miners Welfare Bowling Club. […]

Queen Visits Blantyre Miners Welfare

There’s no doubt about it, the second world war years must have been tough on the people of Blantyre. So, what better way to lift morale and community spirit by having none other than the King and Queen visit Blantyre in 1942. We would know her as the current Queen’s mother. King George VI and […]