George Paterson Provost

THE COURIER, THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1911 ALMOST A CENTENARIAN. DEATH OF MR GEORGE PATERSON, BROUGHTY FERRY, FORMER PROVOST OF BURNTISLAND. Me George Paterson, Homepark, almost a centenarian, and perhaps the oldest residenter in Broughty Ferry, passed away yesterday morning. His was an interesting personality, not alone in point of age, but in respect of ChurchContinue reading “George Paterson Provost”

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 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 Temperance Society in 1836

Dear blog reader Cairneyhill Temperance Society held annual soirees which were often reported on in detail in the newspapers and below is the report of the Cairneyhill Temperance Society’s annual soiree in 1836. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ************************** FIFE HERALD THURSDAY 31 MARCH 1836 DUNFERMLINE In exercise of our correspondence, itContinue reading “Cairneyhill Temperance Society in 1836”

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”