In the latest of her articles on life in the 19th Century, “Cleaning Up Victorian Dunfermline“, Sue Mowat describes the truly filthy condition of the town in the 1850’s and pulls from the archives the story of how the authorities tried to prevent the return of cholera.
In “Shopping for the Home in Victorian Dunfermline“, the third of her articles on shopping, Sue Mowat gives us a vivid insight into the home lives of a wide range of our predecessors in the town, as well as a description of the many shops and businesses which catered for their increasing prosperity.
In his latest article on Dunfermline’s industrial past, John Goodall & Co Ltd, George Beattie presents the history of a firm which started in the 1860’s with a horse and carriage, grew into a leading carriage hiring business and then made a successful transition to hiring and selling motor vehicles. As always, George’s article is illustrated with a marvelous selection of historic photographs.
In the second of her articles on shopping in Victorian times, Sue Mowat describes the wide range of tailors, milliners, boot-makers and others trading in Dunfermline in the 1860s.
Born in Halbeath, The Rt. Hon. William Adamson, PC, MP was a miner, trade union leader and MP for Fife West from 1919 to 1931. He was a member of the first Labour Cabinet and became Secretary of State for Scotland. In this short biography, George Robertson summarises his political achievements but also describes his early life and how it influenced politician he was to become.