1967 Ready for India


1967 McArthur Family Greenhall Place wmIn September 1967, local newspaper reported that 2 year old Shona McArthur of 6 Greenhall Place, High Blantyre and her parents were gearing up to go and live in India.

Dr John McArthur and his wife Elizabeth Bowie (pictured) intended to take up missionary work out in India, if the Government permitted them to do so. That September the family left for St Colm’s College in Edinburgh, where they would spend 6 months preparing for their missionary work abroad.

Mr McArthur, a cardiology specialist intended to go to a teaching post at Velore Hospital, 100 miles from Madras. He and his wife, who was pregnant in this picture were members of the Stonefield and Burleigh Churches.

Can anybody tell me what became of the family and their proposed adventure of such significant and worthwhile cause?

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

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