Dunfermline and Rosyth in old picture postcards volume 2

Dunfermline and Rosyth in old picture postcards volume 2

Auteur
:   Eric Simpson and George Robertson
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Provincie
:   Fife
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-6316-3
Pagina's
:   128
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49 The Town Brass Band played at many social occasions as it still does to this day. lts origins go back to 1892, when a bazaar was held to raise funds to purchase instruments and uniforms. In 1905 the band ran into problems when the town courreil withdrew its support. It was reformed in the following year when 1 8 instruments were bought. This postcard probably dates back to that time. The big drum, which still survives, was one of these new instruments. Note that not all the players wear uniforms. Moustaches, though, it must be said, were very much in favour in the early 1900s. Observe, toa, that unlike today the band is all male.

50 Observe in the lefi-hand illustration how few houses there are in the Garvock Hill area. The Public Park was, as we have previously observed, utilised as 'a lung' by the working people ofDunfermIine, In the postearei on the left we see some laddies playing cricket. In the other photograph the bandstand is oecupied and a large assembly has gathered to listen to the band. The costumes point to

the Edwardian period. Notice, too, the number ofbicycles in the foreground. In recent years the park has been bisected by the dual carriageway of Queen Margaret Drive.

51 Dunfermline folk did not spend all their leisure time at home. The availabity of motor buses meant that holidays could be spent at a variety of destinations, including in this instanee the Borders or 'Scott Country' as it was popularly termed. The occasion was the annual Wayzgoose of the employees of''The Dunfermline Press'. A

Wayzgoose is the traditional name given to a printers' outing. The snapshot below was taken at St. Mary's Loch and the bus was provided by a local firrn, Simp sans & Forresters Ltd. of Market Street, Dunfermline.

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52 lee hockey was a highly popular spectator sport in this area from 1939 until 1955, when Dunfermline lee Rink closed. The rink seated 3,400 spectators, including many service personnel from Rosyth and other local naval and military bases. The local club, as we see from the programme, was called the Vikings. Matches against other Scottish teams, including

local rivals the Fife Flyers from Kirkcaldy, were keenly contested. As the advertisement of the late 1940s shows, other sports and actlvities. including skating and curling, were carered for.

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53 The photograph illustrates a Vikings team of that period. Many of the players were imported from Canada. Local stars included ]ohnny Rolland and the brothers Tu ek and Tiny Syme, coal miners from Blairhall. Whilst Tuek Syme played for Great Britain in the 1948 Winter Olympies, ]ohnny Rolland represented Britain in the 1950 and 1951 World Championships. An outstanding Canadian was NebbyThrasher. Notiee the Viking head emblazoned on the team's jerseys.

54 Boxing too had its devotees. Willie Cuthbertson, shown here with a fine array of trophies, was a very popular local amateur. In 1 920 he became Scottish amateur flyweight champion. In the same year he was placed third at his weight at the Olympic Games in Antwerp. The following year he won the British championship. In 1923 he turned professional, becoming a booth boxer. In 1925, after bis retiral from the ring, he became a boxing instructor at the Carnegie Gym in Dunferrnline and at Craigflower Private School atTorryburn.

55 Now to a show-time occasion with, on display at Broomhead Park, two fine horse-drawn vehicles - on the left a Seatt, the butcher's van, and, right, Willie Best's fruit and vegetable lorry. In the lower, and older, photograph we see a lorry owned by Mutter Howie, a well-known contractor. The lorry in this 1912 Inglis Street view is carrying four huggets i.e. hogsheads or casks each eantaining 54 gallons ofbeer.

56 Many harses were actually hired bath far pleasure and business from local firms, such as john Goedall. a firm which started in Commercial School Lane in 1869 with one horse and one cab. It grew in size until even the local fire brigade were hiring harses from this Queen Anne Street firm, This carefully-posed photograph was taken in

1902 on Halbeath Raad. As can be seen from this late 1960s photograph (right)

Goodall's made the successful transition from horse-drawn vehicles ta motor vehicles. The firm and building alike have now gone, the site being incorporated in the Kingsgate Centre.

57 The left-hand postcard also has a Queen Anne Street connection. We see an obviously brand new vehicle of the Queen Anne Street firm of P. Strachan & Sons, Dunfermline and Glasgow carriers. The photograph was taken at Kirkcaldy harbour. The vehicle is a Manchester 3 0 cwt. lorry, bodywork by David Ronaldson of Kirkcaldy Another 1920s vehicle is the DCI

Morris van photographed in Voodmill Street below Dunfermline Lower Station. The lad is [ames Turpie and the woman is Christina Cross (Mrs. Iohnstone). During the First World War she had the distinction ofbeing DCI's first lady motor mechanic and driver.

58 The Dunfermline & DistrictTramways Company started operations in 1909 and served the public well until final closure in July 1937. The top postcard features Tram No. 21, which was delivered in 1910. In this early 192 Os card, we see Iohn Anderson, the driver, with an unknown conductress. In the excellent D.L.G. Hunter photograph, taken in 1936, we see Car No. 2 at St. Leenard's Depot (lower photograph). Note on this car the extra safety rails on the top deck and the different position of the destination board. All Dunfermline trams were altered in this way in the early

1920s. Notice the extensive overhead wire network above the tramcar.

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