January 2017 Meeting
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!