FAMILY/LOCAL HISTORY FAIR – SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER
On Saturday 8th October the Society had a stall at the Family and Local History Fair which
was held at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The stall was manned by the committee and a couple of members of the Society who volunteered to help. There were stallholders from all over Scotland – mostly Family History Societies – and a number of these Societies display and sell booklets and CDs on family history in their area. Dunfermline Historical Society does not produce booklets for sale but we feel our stall was colourful and attractive and not only gave an insight into what the Society does, but showed some of Dunfermline’s past in the form of old photographs.
The taking of a stall at the History Fair had a twofold purpose. Firstly, to let people know about Dunfermline Historical Society and what we do which could attract new members. Also, to enable us to network with Societies from Fife and beyond. Both of these purposes were fulfilled as we had a lot of interest from members of the public and interesting discussions with other Societies. It has been many years since Dunfermline Historical Society took part in such an event but the success of this Fair will hopefully lead to our taking part in future similar events.