Tag: queen mother

1977 Queen Mother Visits

  The 24th May 1977, was a Royal Visit day for Blantyre when the Africa Pavilions opened at the David Livingstone Centre. As these pictures show, the Queen Mother opened the building, her first visit back to Blantyre since she opened the David Livingstone Museum in 1929. Here, she meets head gardener Mr Alistair McKeller […]

David Livingstone Centre Trees

Alex Rochead kindly sent me this photograph of a plaque embedded in a Beech tree at David Livingstone Centre along with some information: During Spring 2011, staff and volunteers at the National Trust for Scotland’s David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre said farewell to a much-loved local landmark as the Queen Mother’s Beech Tree was felled. The […]