Our first meeting of the new year will take place on Thursday 19th January at 7:30 pm in the Abbey Church Halls, as usual.
Hugh Walker will present “The History of Sanitation”. This talk comes to Dunfermline Historical Society highly recommended and should prove an interesting and entertaining evening.
Hugh was brought up in Coventry, and after graduating, spent his working life in the electronics industry at Hewlett-Packard South Queensferry, working in design and marketing of products for the telecom industry. His local history interests include Dunfermline’s Linen Industry, and he wrote two books on the subject in the early 1990s which were published by the Carnegie Trust. His current project is recording the history of the HP South Queensferry factory which closed in 2010 and has since been demolished. Hugh’s interest in sanitation stemmed from some DIY projects a few years ago and the search for a toilet with a realistic flush!
Our Christmas social event this year will be held on Thursday 8th December, in the Abbey Church Hall. This year, we have arranged something we haven’t done before – we are having a film show. Talisman Films Scotland will be presenting “Nostalgic Dunfermline”.
There will be two films, Brian Ovenden, the Chairman of Talisman Films will introduce them and Gordon Ellis will answer questions afterwards. Gordon, along with his wife Maryanne and Bill Gourlay founded Talisman 34 years ago.
This promises to be a very enjoyable evening and we hope to see you all there, but please remember this is an event for Society members only.
This autumn there is a programme of events to commemorate Thomas Muir of Huntershill (1765 – 1799), who has been called “The Father of Scottish Democracy”
Details are available via the following link.
ROSYTH GARDEN CITY ASSOCIATION
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 13 April 7pm at Rosyth Parish Church.
Also on Wednesday 13 April at 7.30pm (following AGM) an illustrated talk by Martin Rogers on “Rosyth’s Centenary”. All welcome to come to the AGM and to this talk.
The annual exhibition will take place from Monday 23 until Saturday 28 May, 10am – 4pm and late opening on Wednesday evening 25 May 6 – 8pm.
The focus of the exhibition will be on the centenaries of Rosyth Garden City, the dockyard becoming operational and the Battle of Jutland.
As normal the four local primary schools will also have displays on show.