Tag: world fountain

1935 World Fountain Construction

One of Blantyre’s most recognisable icons. The World Fountain at David Livingstone Centre. Given by the wife of Councillor A.B Maxwell in his memory and designed by Mr. F. C. Mears the Trust Architect this work of art was commissioned to be part of David Livingstone Centre. Mrs Maxwell died just 2 weeks after presenting […]

1935 Building a Blantyre icon

Pictured here in an unseen photo of 1935 is the construction works at David Livingstone Centre in 1935 building the iconic World Fountain. Contractors C D’O Pilkington Jackson have finished building the fountain and are landscaping the pavements around it. Workers shovels, hammers and materials lay around. Stringlines mark out the pavements which have had […]

1929 David Livingstone Memorial Postcard

David Livingstone Centre. Not sure i’ve seen this particular photo before. The generosity of some people! This old postcard in an envelope arrived at my front door from Sandra Leggate to add to the collection. Sandra wrote “Paul, Here’s an old postcard of Shuttle Row, The Village. Unused. I think it’s after the centre opened […]