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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

April at St Andrews Cathedral Fife Scotland


April at St Andrews Cathedral, Fife, Scotland.

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Monday, 28 April 2008

Culross Market Cross Fife Scotland


An old view of Culross Market Cross, Fife, Scotland.

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Friday, 25 April 2008

Tour Dunfermline Abbot House Fife Scotland


Tour Dunfermline Abbot House Fife Scotland on the Best Scottish Tours. Abbot House is one of the oldests houses in Dunfermline. Within its walls Abbots and Kings have consulted on affairs of State, while great poets like Henryson and Dunbar have declaimed their latest works. Hardly any aspect of Dunfermline's and Scotland's colourful history has failed to leave its mark.

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Friday, 18 April 2008

Jim Clark Memorial Kilmany Fife Scotland


Jim Clark Memorial, Kilmany, Fife, Scotland. Kilmany was the birthplace of motor racing champion Jim Clark, born 1936, died 1968.

Robert Fowels Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Robert Fowels Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Kilmany Parish Churchyard, Fife, Scotland. Erected by Ann Dewar in memory of her son, Robert Fowels, who lost his life by the Tay Bridge catastrophe, 28th December, 1879, aged 20 years.

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Thursday, 17 April 2008

James McHardy Ancestry Tour of Scotland


James McHardy Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Moonzie Kirkyard, Fife, Scotland. In loving memory of James McHardy, Station Master, Luthrie, died 17th June 1928, aged 60.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Earlshall Castle Fife Scotland


Earlshall Castle, Leuchars, Fife, Scotland. Earlshall Castle, built by Sir William Bruce in 1546 is said to be haunted by Sir Andrew Bruce of Earlshall, known as 'Bloody Bruce'.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Balmerino Parish Church Fife Scotland


Balmerino Parish Church, Bottomcraig, Fife, Scotland.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Joseph Anderson Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Joseph Anderson Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This interesting gravestone can be found in Auchtermuchty Churchyard, Fife, Scotland. Joseph L. Anderson, Lost in the Tay Bridge Disaster, 28th December, 1879. Body found near Wick four months after. Interred here 28th April, 1880.

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay. Reinvestigating the Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879. The book describes in great detail the events leading up to he Tay bridge disaster of 1879. The subsequent public Inquiry provides the answers to why the disaster occurred, which the author provides in the form of extracts from the main witnesses. The reinvestigation confirms their cncluisons that the bridge was badly designed, built and maintained. The book concludes by examining the aftermath and modern disasters which show the importance of forensic methods in understanding them, and learning the lessons so as to prevent further accidents. Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay: Reinvestigating the Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879 (Revealing History).

The Bridge Is Down. The Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879 as Reported in Transcripts of the Public Enquiry. The collapse of the Tay Bridge in 1879 was one of Britain's most notorious railway disasters. The transcripts of the Committee of Inquiry, held 125 years ago in 1880, reveal the first-hand accounts of the people concerned, from the bridge's designer to railway staff, providing a unique first-hand insight into the building, destruction and rebuilding of the bridge. The Bridge Is Down: The Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879 as Reported in Transcripts of the Public Enquiry (Railway Heritage).

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Saturday, 12 April 2008

The Top Ten Fife Scotland Books

The Top Ten Fife Scotland Books.

Elisabeth Morrison Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Elisabeth Morrison Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in Strathmiglo Graveyard, Fife, Scotland. Here ly buried the dust of Elisabeth Morrison, spouse to James Brown, Manufacturer in Strathmiglo, who died February 28th, 1796, aged 32 years.

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Friday, 11 April 2008

Fife Scotland Coast and Country Walks


Fife Scotland Coast and Country Walks. Explore the stunning coast and countryside of the Kingdom of Fife.Featured here you'll find 40 inspiring short walks in and around the Kingdom, stretching from the north side of the famous Forth Bridges, along the Firth of Forth to Culross, and Gleneagles and Dollar further north, and then east beyond Kirkcaldy to the string of picturesque fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife. The volume travels north through Dunfermline and Glenrothes to Falkland and beyond to St Andrews, Tentsmuir Forest and the mighty River Tay, with forays also into Kinross. Ranging from lochside nature trails to short, exhilarating routes up into the Lomond and Ochil Hills to the best stretches of the Fife Coastal Path and Trail and circuits around historic towns and villages, this book is all you need to really discover Fife. Many of these circular routes are suitable for families and accessible by public transport. Kingdom of Fife: 40 Coast and Country Walks.

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Thursday, 10 April 2008

How Freuchie Fife Scotland Took Cricket by Storm


How Freuchie, Fife Scotland, Took Cricket by Storm. Dad's Army - How Freuchie took Cricket by storm tells the remarkable story of how the cricketers of a little Scottish village marched all the way to Lord's and won the National Village Cup in 1985. Despite their tiny population of 1476, Freuchie captured the nation's imagination with a startling victory, against all the odds. 639 clubs began the campaign with hopes of reaching cricket's spiritual home, but the Scots ultimately lifted the trophy after a nail-biting success against Rowledge of Surrey, which saw kilts, bagpipes and whisky galore invade north west London.
"Dad" was, and is, Dave Christie, the Freuchie captain, who, at 68, has cemented his place in sporting history and has spent the last 50 years preaching cricket's gospel across his homeland, where the sport is remarkably vibrant as Scotland's secret game. Dad's Army features interviews with all the leading personnel in the Freuchie triumph, and includes contributions from the likes of Ian Botham, who became the club's honorary patron, Andy Goram, the former Rangers and Manchester United goalkeeper, and other leading personalities who were caught up in the Freuchie frenzy. Anybody who has ever regarded cricket as being an English preserve will have their perceptions shattered by this story of a group of amateur cricketers shattering taboos, making history (and risking cirrhosis of the liver).
In the build-up to an Ashes series, Dad's Army relates another side to cricket, and Ian Botham tells of how he celebrated Freuchie's win with the Fifers in the midst of a Test match against Australia. It is an inspiring, poignant, funny, tale of small-town players bursting into the limelight. Dad's Army: How Freuchie Took Cricket by Storm.

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Saturday, 5 April 2008

Methil Fife Buskers


A couple of lads from Methil, Fife, Scotland. Great Scottish bagpipes and drums duo busking in April in Scotland.

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Thursday, 3 April 2008

Ancestry Tours of Millfield Freuchie Fife Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Millfield, Freuchie, Fife, Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Ravenscraig Castle Fife Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Ravenscraig Castle, Fife, Scotland. The remains of Ravenscraig Castle are seated upon a cliff to the east of the harbour. The castle was built in 1460 under the order of James II but, still incomplete, was exchanged by James III for Kirkwall Castle with the Sinclair Earls of Orkney. The castle is thought to have been one of the first in Scotland to be designed for defence against artillery.

Song of Buckhaven Fife Scotland


Song of Buckhaven Fife Scotland. "Lang may the Lifeboat be spared, to face the angry sea; And lang may her Loyal Crew, resolve to dae or dee."

Links Market Kirkcaldy Fife Scotland


Links Market, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. The Links Market is reputedly the longest street fair in Europe, running almost one mile in length along the Esplanade, Kirkcaldy, Fife. It runs for one week, around Easter, and marks the start of Scotland's season of travelling fairs. The Links Market is officially recorded as having started in 1304, and at that time it was a weekly market for traders, farmers, craftsmen and the like. In 1305 Edward the first granted the burgh of Kirkcaldy the right to hold an annual fair at the Easter Octave, and this has grown to become the Links Market we know today, that runs for a week around Easter time.

Although official records state that the Links Market began in 1304, it is quite likely that there was a weekly traders market held in the area before this. The act of granting a royal charter to hold a market or fair was actually a means of raising taxes, and throughout the 13th and 14th centuries many towns across the country were granted such charters by the King.

Many of the annual fairs attracted traveling traders and performers, such as acrobats, jugglers and musicians, who would move from town to town visiting the fairs. The popularity of traveling showmen increased throughout the centuries, becoming a ‘trade’ in itself. During the eighteenth century showmen and sideshows of all descriptions were commonplace including strolling players, freak shows, exhibitions of curiosities, performing animals, games of skill, etc. It was also during this time that simple fairground rides became popular, such as roundabouts that were propelled by ponies, and helter-skelters and chutes.

In the late 1800’s steam power was harnessed to create rides such as carousels that were the forerunners of today’s thrill-rides. This time also saw the first use of electrical lighting and mechanical musical organs.

Today the Links Market is dominated by exciting thrill-rides such as coasters, freefall towers, dodgems, rotors and tagadas, but there are still sideshow stalls, children’s rides and traditional helter-skelters and carousels.

As the first annual fair of the season in Scotland, the Links Market is an important feature in the Showmen’s calendar, and benefits from having the first public viewing of any new rides.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Jane Clyne Ancestry Tour of Scotland


Jane Clyne Ancestry Tour of Scotland. This gravestone can be found in St Andrews Cathedral Graveyard, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. Erected by William Clyne, Cooper in St Andrews, in memory of his daughter Jane who died 19th June 1815, aged 3 yesrs.