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”

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 aContinue reading “Wins at West Fife Agricultural Show”

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”

Gun Accident in Cairneyhill

THE SCOTSMAN WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 1867 DUNFERMLINE – MELANCHOLY GUN ACCIDENT On Monday afternoon, an accident of a most serious and melancholy nature occurred to a child about four years of age, at Cairneyhill, a village about three miles west of Dunfermline. The circumstances are these:- A boy named Young, about twelve years of age,Continue reading “Gun Accident in Cairneyhill”

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 War Memorial

Hi all This week, 2 reports on Cairneyhill War Memorial, one on the maintenance of the Memorial and one on the upkeep of the Memorial. For interest, the Dunfermline Press dated 17 September 2020 had an article on the maintenance of the War Memorial, in that a bar has been fixed to the Memorial toContinue reading “Cairneyhill War Memorial”

Fundraising at a Bazaar

Dundee Evening Telegraph 20 October 1905 A two days’ bazaar in connection with the Cairneyhill United Free Church was opened in St Margaret’s Hall, Dunfermline this forenoon by Mr Thomas Shaw, KC, MP. The purpose of the bazaar is to assist the funds of the church and raise sufficient funds to carry out much neededContinue reading “Fundraising at a Bazaar”

Cairneyhill education almost a hundred years apart – in 1851 and 1942

The Scotsman 30 July 1851 Wanted, a teacher for the village school at Cairneyhill. He must be qualified to teach English, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Latin. Application to be made to Mr William Erskine, farmer, Cairneyhill, within a month of this date. Cairneyhill, 28th July 1851 Dundee Courier 29 December 1942 Fife Headmaster’s Death MrContinue reading “Cairneyhill education almost a hundred years apart – in 1851 and 1942”