Death of Centenarian: Catherine Duncanson

THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 1945 BURNTISLAND LOCAL NOTES AND NEWS: DEATH OF CENTENARIAN Our Grand Old Lady, who was in her 102nd year, Miss Catherine Duncanson, passed away early on Monday morning in a local nursing home. Miss Duncanson was a native of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, and although most of her workingContinue reading “Death of Centenarian: Catherine Duncanson”

Royal wedding celebrations

Prince Albert of Wales, the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and Princess Alexandra of Denmark married on 10 March 1863 at Windsor Castle. Naturally there were the usual celebrations of a royal wedding everywhere in Britain and what follows are a description of the celebrations that took place in Cairneyhill. ************************************* DUNFERMLINE SATURDAYContinue reading “Royal wedding celebrations”

Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1838

FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 18 JANUARY 1838 DUNFERMLINE Notwithstanding the contemptible pulings of a small wit who writes in a contemporary regarding soirĂ©es, we have the pleasure to record other two which took place last week in our neighbourhood, one at Charlestown, and the other at Cairneyhill, both of which were numerously attended, and went offContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1838”

Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920

Dear blog reader, Welcome to the seventh part in a series, a list of the people, with address and occupation where known, who were connected with Cairneyhill in 1920. In 1920 there were 135 people listed, with 26 addresses specified, and with 14 occupations comprising 1 Church minister, 2 joiners, 1 market gardener, 1 slaughterContinue reading “Cairneyhill Valuation Roll 1920”

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”