Wins at West Fife Agricultural Show

Dear blog reader.

The West Fife Agricultural Show has been running in West Fife for many decades (and is still going now) and this report caught my eye as it mentioned two very well-known Cairneyhill locals – John Erskine of Myrend Farm and James Hunter, the Cairneyhill blacksmith.

In the 1980s at least (from a discovery I made at the National Library of Scotland a few years ago) it was still known in the garden of which house James Hunter’s anvil was last seen in the village!

I hope you find this blog post intertesting.





Local prize-winners at Dunfermline on Saturday were:-

Cattle: J and W Meiklem, Begg; Earl of Moray, Donibristle Home Farm.

Sheep: The Earl of Moray.

Swine: Robert Normand, Ballinkirk, Markinch; Robert Ogilvie, Mill Farm, Aberdour.

Horses (agricultural purposes): J and W Meiklem, Begg; James Gibb, Balquhomrie, Leslie; Alexander Clark, Newton, Markinch; S and H Mitchell, Clentrie.

Challenge Cup, presented by the late John Reid of Dunduff, for Most Meritorious Animal in Sections for Agricultural Purposes: J and W Meiklem.

Best shod animal: 1 J and W Meiklem; shoer – T Robertson, Chapel, Kirkcaldy; 2 J Erskine, Myrend, Cairneyhill; shoer – James Hunter, Cairneyhill; 3 P Barclay; shoer – Jas. Marshall, blacksmith, Kinglassie.

Horses for road or field: A Bowman, Cardenden; S and H Mitchell.

Dogs: James F Dow, Muirton, Kirkcaldy; Earl of Moray; John Hamilton, Goatmilk Farm, Leslie.

Messrs J and W Meiklem were also winners of the Fordell Cup for the exhibitor gaining most points in the cattle, horse and sheep classes.

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