Did You Know…
About Provost Moodie’s Little Troubles?
In “Provost James Moodie” Jean Barclay tells of of the “interesting and energetic” life of an early 19th Century Provost of Dunfermline, after whom Moodie Street is named. Provost Moodie achieved many things but also found himself in trouble with the Church more than once.
In “Update on Dunfermline’s Coloured Rows“, Jean Barclay provides new evidence which appears to solve the problem of the location of the long demolished Blue Row. In the mid 19th Century the Red, Black and Blue Rows were a set of streets north of the Mill Dam, mostly inhabited by workers in the textile industry.
In John Jackson and Sons, Coachbuilders, George Beattie continues his series on Dunfermline’s industrial and commercial past, this time with the history of a 20th Century firm. The article includes a fascinating selection of photographs of the staff, premises and some of the vehicles they built.
In her article on the “Cokete Seal”, published in June, Jean Barclay described this interesting item, which is being held from being exported, due to it’s potential historic importance. A recent article in the Dunfermline Press points out some uncertainty among experts about it’s age, but lets us know the latest position from the authorities. An update can now be seen at the end of the article THE CHEQUERED HISTORY OF DUNFERMLINE`S COKETE SEAL.
In “There Was a Soldier, A Polish Soldier” George Robertson tells us the story of a Polish soldier of the Second World War who died in tragic circumstances at Middlebank, when the house was being used by the Polish Army as a Detention Centre.
Learn more about the Polish Forces in Fife at “Defend Dunfermline” Festival later this month.