Cairneyhill occupations through the decades

Dear blog reader

Hopefully you might find this post interesting looking at occupations in Cairneyhill from the 1880s to the 1950s.

Jacqueline

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DUNFERMLINE SATURDAY PRESS

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 1887

OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT

William Fotheringham, Cairneyhill, begs to intimate that he has opened that shop, at foot of Guildhall Street (lately occupied by Mr Sharp), as a fruit and vegetable store; and by offering goods only of the best quality, hopes to receive a share of public patronage. A fresh supply from the country every morning.

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DUNDEE COURIER

SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 1905

CAIRNEYHILL

SUDDEN DEATH

The death took place on Thursday evening with tragic suddenness of Mr Campbell Drysdale, retired coal agent, during the day he had as usual been in Dunfermline, and on returning to his home in Cairneyhill he was seized with a shock, and expired. Deceased was well known in Dunfermline and district.

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DUNDEE COURIER

TUESDAY 4 OCTOBER 1955

WELL-KNOWN CAIRNEYHILL RAILWAYMAN TO RETIRE

Mr Alex Philip, Ewhurst, Main Street, Cairneyhill, retires this weekend after 44 years with the railway.

He started work at Dunfermline as a number-taker and later moved to Kelty as a shunter.

Mr Philip served in the Seaforth Highlanders during the first world war and was wounded at Ypres.

After the war he was promoted yard foreman at Townhill Junction.

He suffered a severe accident there.

When he returned to work he was regraded yard inspector, from which position he is now retiring.

Mr Philip takes a keen interest in the affairs of Cairneyhill, and is an ardent gardener. He has a fine baritone voice and is in demand for local concerts.

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