Tag: village

George Stewart’s Fire at Station Road

George Stewart owned a building company in Blantyre in the 1930’s. Adverts stated that they specialised in mine ventilating fans, masonry work, high-speed turbines and generating plants, providing architects and engineering works. Their telephone was ‘Blantyre 54.’ They were based in Station Road, within Blantyre works. George was involved heavily in the construction of Dundee’s […]

1969 Village Gala Day

I’ve uncovered this excellent photo of Blantyre Village gala day taken in 1969 at David Livingstone Centre. Tthis gala day had various guests of honour. Andrew Cruickshank, who played Dr. Cameron in ‘Dr. Finlay’s Casebook’, and Winnie Ewing SNP MP were the special VIP guests and pictured also is the gala queen and attendants. (You […]

Canadian Search for Livingstone

  On 15th May 2015 , I was contacted by Donald (Livingstone) Clink who has been researching the Livingston/Livingstone family from his home in Canada. Donald said, “For some time now I have been researching the family of Dr. David Livingstone who spent his early life in Blantyre and whose grandfather Neil Livingston brought his […]

Blantyre Village Works School

<<< Back to Schools I’m excited to show this photo, which I dont believe has ever been published or seen in general public. Pictured in some remarkable detail is the Blantyre Village Works School, near to the birthplace of David Livingstone. A crowd of 26 people most likely the pupils and teachers, face out towards […]