A remarkable new book is about to be launched in the coming weeks.
“Blantyre People: Honouring Our Past” is an epic illustrated book exploring the lives of THOUSANDS of Blantyre people through the ages.
Published by sister website, “Blantyre Project” it’s taken NINE YEARS to write and contains the stories of thousands of Blantyre people!!
The Ultimate Blantyre “Hall of Fame”
From famous figures like Dr David Livingstone to lesser known characters, to everyday people, this is a detailed A-Z “who’s who” of men, women and children who did something noteworthy from the 1200’s right up to 2020, with permissions sought for more modern entries.
Nothing like this has ever been attempted on such a scale and the book intends to be a lasting legacy for future generations. It’s by no means definitive of course, but its far more than a reference book, reading like a book with each entry interesting enough to draw in the reader.
From a few sentences about each person to longer stories over a page for each, at a third of a million words, its by far the largest book ever published about Blantyre. It is absolutely immense and all 100% of the proceeds are being donated to Blantyre Telegraph to give out to local good causes.
Need Your Help
Before pressing ‘publish’, we need your help. This is YOUR chance to add in a family member, somebody you know or even yourself! Want a loved one to be remembered in this book for future generations? Perhaps you know somebody who has done something remarkable past or present? Or just simply details about your family, eg. grandparent, parent or child you think should go in it?
Using a simple, quick form below, you can submit a few details which will be put into the book. We’ll edit so no need to worry about spelling, structure , grammar etc. Pictures are optional though not guaranteed to appear.
>> Include somebody you know or knew into this book:
Deadline for submissions is 9th February 2020.
“Blantyre People: Honouring Our Past” is out soon at the end of February 2020 and will be on sale on Amazon with free delivery worldwide.