Cycle incidents in 1930s Cairneyhill

Dear blog reader

Below are the details of 2 cycle incidents that happened in Cairneyhill in the 1930s, one motor cycle incident and one pedal cycle incident.

I hope you find them interesting.

Jacqueline

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DUNDEE COURIER 18 MARCH 1930

CAIRNEYHILL MOTOR CYCLIST’S LICENSE OFFENCES

The advice that it would be far cheaper to take out a license was given by Sheriff Umpherston at Dunfermline yesterday to Adam Ferguson Martin, miner, Main Street, Cairneyhill, who appeared for the second time within a week on a charge of using a motor cycle without being licensed.

Martin, who was fined 10s or five days’ imprisonment, said he was late for his work, and as he could not afford to lose a shift he chanced it.

Mr R J Waugh, the fiscal, said that accused was fined last Monday for a similar offence.

DUNDEE COURIER 29 JUNE 1936

TWO CYCLISTS HURT IN CAIRNEYHILL MISHAP

Two cyclists were involved last night in an accident in Cairneyhill village, a few miles west of Dunfermline. Both were taken to Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital.

Two youths, Frank Agnew and Duncan Morrison, both residing in Cowan Street, Stirling, made to pass a bus as it drew up at a stopping place. It appears that the cyclists collided with each other and a motorist, in swerving to avoid them, ran into a wall. His car was badly damaged.

The youths suffered from head injuries and other bruises. Their condition is not [known].

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