Thursday, 31 May 2012

Military and Family History Day, Blantyre

The National Trust of Scotland’s DAVID LIVINGSTONE CENTRE and LANARKSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY will be presenting a Military and Family History Day in the David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre, on Saturday 23rd June, from 10:00 – 4:30pm. Admission is FREE

Programme:

In the Africa Pavilion:
  • Military history - Help and Advice Desks
  • Family history - Help and Advice Desks
  • Medal and Battlefield Artefacts Displays
  • Friends of Low Parks – Cameronians
  • Lanarkshire Yeomanry Group
  • Scottish Military Research Group
  • South Lanarkshire Libraries
  • Family and Local History Bookstall

In the Courtyard 
Display of Ex-Military - Land Rovers and other military equipment

Scots Brigade of The Sealed Knot Society
17th century re-enactors will display and talk about mid 17th century Scots soldier, the campaign he fought and the weaponry he used.

Victoria Room Lectures 
£3 covers entry to all talks
  • 11:00 700 Glengarried Men: “A short history of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders”, Joyce E. M. Steele, Curator, The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum
  • 1:00 Seaforth Highlanders "Exploring the history of the 78th Foot 1800-1816 India Egypt & Europe", Ken Nisbet Secretary - Scottish Association of Family History Societies
  • 2:30 "Lanarkshire War Memorials", Adam Brown Secretary, Scottish Military Research Group.

To book a place for the Talks and for further information phone the David Livingstone Centre on 0844 4932207

(With thanks to Bob Stewart)

Chris


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