May 2024 Meeting

16th May, 7:30, Abbey Church Halls, Dunfermline

In our last meeting of this season, Roy Johnston will present “Gunpowder Plot 1605 – Terror and Treason”

Roy is a very popular speaker who is now a regular and much anticipated guest at the DHS. He has been fascinated by history all his life and, since retiring from a career in the law some years ago, has researched and presented a wide range of talks on many historical subjects. His interests range from at least the 16th to the 20th centuries and his talk last year was on “The Real Wallis Simpson and the abdication crisis of 1936.

As usual all are welcome, with a £3 admission charge for visitors.

DHS April 2024 Talk

Thursday 18th April at 7:30 pm.

Sue Mowat will give our April talk “Grave Errors”, in the Abbey Church Halls, Dunfermline.

Sue is a member of the Dunfermline Historical Society and a well known local historian who has carried out many research projects and published many articles on the history of Dunfermline. Some of her work is published on this website. She is the author of “The Port of Leith, It’s History and People” and “Fire, Foe and Finance” on life in 17th Century Dunfermline.

Sue was much involved in the Abbey Gravestone project, surveying and researching the stones.

As always, everyone is welcome with £3 admission charged to non-members.

March Talk 2024

Dunfermline Historical Society

21st March at 7:30 pm

The Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place , Dunfermline

Robin Sharp will present “The George Lauder Legacy”. As most of us can remember, George Lauder was as uncle of Andrew Carnegie, after whom Dunfermline’s Technical College was originally named. But who was he and what else did he do? Local historian Robin Sharp, who has a deep interest in the heritage of Dunfermline, will tell us more.

As always, all are welcome with visitors charged £3 entrance.

February Talk 2024

Dunfermline Historical Society.

Thursday 15th February 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Abbey Church Halls, Abbey Park Place Dunfermline

Elaine Campbell will present ‘Educating Girls across the Social and Economic Spectrum in 19th Century Dunfermline’.

Elaine is well known to DHS members as our long time Treasurer. She is a retired Secondary School teacher with a deep knowledge of Scottish history and is a contributor to this website, primarily on the history of education. We would like to thank Elaine for stepping in at short notice to present this month’s talk.

As usual all visitors will be very welcome at the Abbey Church Halls.

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