Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1915

Dear blog reader. Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1915. In 1915 there were 131 people listed, with 8 addresses specified, the first time in the Cairneyhill valuation rolls, and with 20 occupations comprising 10 shopkeepers, 2 publicans,Continue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1915”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905

Dear blog reader. Welcome to the sixth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1905. In 1905, there were 110 people listed with 10 occupations comprising 4 weavers, 1 publican, 1 esquire, 2 Church ministers, 1 smith and 1 shop owner. This comparesContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1905”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895

Dear blog reader Welcome to the fifth part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1895. In 1895, there were 106 people listed with 9 occupations comprising 5 weavers, 1 Church minister, 1 blacksmith and 2 joiners. This compares with 98 people listed inContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1895”

Examination of a school in 1838

FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 16 AUGUST 1838 SCHOOL EXAMINATION On Friday last, the school in Cairneyhill taught by Mr W S Reid was examined by the Rev Messrs Gilston and More. The progress of the pupils in the various branches of a useful education was very satisfactory; the readiness of their answers, and their correct explanationContinue reading “Examination of a school in 1838”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875

Dear blog reader Welcome to the third part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1875. In 1875, there were 75 people listed with 22 occupations comprising 14 weavers, 2 Church ministers, 2 wrights, 3 farmers and one joiner. This compares with 65 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1875”

Electricity comes to Cairneyhill

DUNDEE COURIER THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 1949 GOOD-BYE PARAFFIN LAMPS Mrs George Reid, of Cook’s Buildings, Main Street, Cairneyhill, one of the many housewives who have had electricity installed in their homes, knits by the light of her new lamp. Electric lights burned in the village of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, yesterday for the first time. TheContinue reading “Electricity comes to Cairneyhill”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865

Dear blog reader Welcome to the second part in a series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1865. In 1865, there were 65 people listed with 27 occupations included, 22 weavers, 1 smithy, 1 joiner, 2 wrights and 1 Church minister. This compares with 66 peopleContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1865”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855

Dear blog reader Welcome to the first part in a new series, a list of the people, with occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1855. Hopefully those of you with ancestors from Cairneyhill will find this list useful. ************************ David Addie, weaverHenry ArnotMrs John BaldAndrew BlairLockhart Blallock (possibly Blalloch?)George BowieMrs CalderheadJohn CalderheadRobertContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1855”

Stupid Village Pranks

Dundee Courier 11 November 1904 A couple of young lads who sought to enjoy themselves by annoying a female household in the village by fixing a cord to the window against which they rattled a nail and button, appeared to answer to their foolish pranks in Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday. Their names were William ToddContinue reading “Stupid Village Pranks”