Lanarkshire Philatelic Society
Mr. Chris. Moffat
of the Lanarkshire Philatelic Society were delighted to be hearing, at their
meeting last Friday,
had many very old postcards illustrating different aspects of Livingstone’s
life – his boyhood, his training as a doctor, and his later life as an
explorer and missionary.
More showed his travels and service in South Africa - where he met and
married Mary Moffat, daughter of Scottish missionary, Robert Moffat.
Maps and postcards outlining Livingstone’s travels through Africa were
displayed – his exploration of central Africa 1854-56;
his Zambesi expedition of 1858-64 and his attempt to find the source of
the River Nile 1866 – 1871.
Within these displays were postcards, stamps and miniature sheets showing
him preaching the Gospel, dealing with the Arab slave traders and freeing slaves
from their shackles.
There were many views of both the interior and exterior of the house at Blantyre Mill, Lanarkshire – also of the 6 light up tableaux showing incidents in his life; and of the shrine with the memorial tablet - all within the memorial. Postcards showed the statue, in the grounds of the Memorial, of the lion attacking Livingstone – during which his left arm was severely damaged; views of the memorial bridge & of the memorial Church – all in Blantyre, Lanarkshire.
covers bearing the stamp – depicting the head of Livingstone - issued by the
Hamilton and Blantyre Scouts in 1988 as their Christmas Post were displayed.
with showing the displays Chris also gave an excellent talk about
Livingstone’s life and mission.
Our next meeting in the Caledonian Bowling Club, Motherwell Road, Hamilton, is on Friday 18th March, 2016, at 7:30pm when Robin Sherman FRPSL, from Edinburgh, will give his display of "Falklands".
with an interest in stamps, postal history, postcards etc is very welcome to