In “The Auld Weavers’ Drive” Jean Barclay tells us how the elderly, former handloom weavers of Dunfermline were treated to an annual outing. Hundreds of men and women were taken by fleets of horse drawn carriages for visits to “big houses” around Fife.
This fascinating article gives us all sorts of insights into life and social attitudes one hundred years ago.
The new Heritage Centre in Aberdour will be open from 1 pm to 2 pm on Wednesdays and from 1 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays throughout the Winter.
The Centre, situated in the Aberdour railway station buildings, opened in July this year and provides information on the many historic locations of interest in the village.
Further information is available at www.aberdourheritage.uk
In “Update on Dunfermline’s Coloured Rows“, Jean Barclay provides new evidence which appears to solve the problem of the location of the long demolished Blue Row. In the mid 19th Century the Red, Black and Blue Rows were a set of streets north of the Mill Dam, mostly inhabited by workers in the textile industry.
Did You Know..
..that for many years there was a prison in Dunfermline?
In “Prison – Whit Prison?” George Robertson writes the history of the prison which once stood in Leys Park Road.
Did you know..
..that Dunfermline once had a Black, a Blue and a Red Row?
Dr Jean Barclay describes some of the humbler streets in Nineteenth Century Dunfermline and their colourful inhabitants.