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Roy Bowman
Tuesday, January 21st 2014 - 03:49:34 PM
kevroy@btinternet.com
Hi, my name is Roy Bowman, and I was born in Kirkcaldy in 1951. We moved to Stoke-on-Trent in May 1956. My Parents were Peggy & Jack Bowman, and my siblings names are Anne & Michael. Parents were friendly with Dave & Jean Christie, and the local Park keeper, Bob Spray & his family. We lived in The Fairway, where our next door neighbours were the Simpsons - Eric & Gwen, I think, NOT the others!!! My brother was friendly with Ian Ferris, who we believe died tragically a few years ago. My sister was friendly with a "Beebee" Robertson or Robinson - I think her dad was the local undertaker. We had very fond memories of Kirkcaldy - anyone out there remember us?



Alan Crombie
Tuesday, January 7th 2014 - 03:02:10 PM
alancrombie@sky.com
I have just managed, through sheer will-power and determination to complete reading "'tis a hundred years syne." Your logo and name is marked on the rear and I can only assume the Society has some part to play in this publication. I am incensed by the content which goes out of its way to portray the men who fought and the population at large as gullible and swallowing the propaganda without question or thought. No one is safe from the brickbats - from Lady Nairn to Provost Lockhart to Church Ministers - all and more have their motives questioned. All that has been done is an uplift from the newspapers of the time - some photographs added - many of which do not detail the individuals and a hearty dose of pacifism thrown in. Nothing wrong with that but not at the expense of the sons' of Kirkcaldy. This is a classic error, in judging the actions and understanding of a hundred years ago, by the knowledge and standards of today. It is wrong so very wrong. What does the author suggest people of the time did bar look at the Newspapers ? Does he think they should have switched on their TV - Radio or internet to get a more varied and balanced understanding ? Of course we all want peace and an end to wars but not in this manner - the actions can only be judged by the times in which they happened. The author does not make mention if he feels only Kirkcaldy "showed a distinct lack of resistance to the powerful propaganda press" and that the rest of the Country was immune ! I am disappointed that the Civic Society have lent their support and name and also question why the author did not write regarding his native town of Forfar instead ?



greg stewart
Sunday, October 13th 2013 - 08:41:21 PM
lnm.gst@googlemail.com
I've been looking over your site with a lot of interest. I am currently researching a book about the ghost stories connected with Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area and would love to hear from any of your members or readers who might be able to help. One that I am particularly trying to find out about is the report that the ghost often seen at Ravenscraig Castle was also seen by some children in the old cottage hospital - anyone know when this was?

Many Thanks



susan gavine
Tuesday, September 24th 2013 - 08:34:42 AM
bwg.paint@bigpond.com
Can anyone recall a JOHN DAVIDSON who was a BOOK SELLER in High Street KIRKCALDY approx 1930 until 1945? John was also known around town by the nickname "Booky John". John drove a car at this time. Any infomation about John or his family would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance ...Susan Gavine



Clive Everard
Monday, August 19th 2013 - 06:21:41 AM
cliveeverard@yahoo.co.uk
Fond memories of the Place and the People



ADAM MCDOUGALL
Tuesday, August 13th 2013 - 04:27:46 PM
adam.mcdougall@nationaltheatrescotland.com

http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com

Hello there.

The National Theatre of Scotland, in association with ON at Fife, will be presenting Joe Corrie's classic mining drama IN TIME O' STRIFE at Pathhead Hall in Kirkcaldy from 2nd to 12th October 2013. Tickets are on sale now from the Adam Smith Theatre Box Office on 01592 583 302 and online at onfife.com.

If you think friends of KCS would be interested in this production, we'd be delighted to deliver some leaflets and posters at your convenience.

We're very excited to be bringing this production to Kirkcaldy for its world premiere.

All the best,
Adam



Daniel Petterzon
Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 11:10:05 PM
pipewrench_dale@hotmail.com
Hi, Couldnt find an email adress on the page so I try to write here instead. On the page http://www.kirkcaldycivicsociety.co.uk/famousfolk.html you have a picture of George Elder and his wife Joanna. Could you tell me were I could find this picture in better resolution? Im researching his brother William and there is no picture of him available as he died in the early 1840s. His brother is the closest I can find.
Please reply to my email if possible.

Thanks
Daniel



Marilyn Weeks
Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 04:25:01 PM
kirk1weeks@comcast.net
Doing research about Anthony's Hotel.. My great grandparents (John Anthony with wife Mary Paton) owned the hotel. Trying to find their headstone in on eof the cemeteries in the area. Have a picture of it. Will be visiting Kirkcaldy in 2 weeks-looking forward to it!!



Frank Adamson
Monday, July 15th 2013 - 12:27:36 PM
frankadamson@xtra.co.nz
Have read with interest the many postings. There was a number of references to the lena family. I was at school with John Lena at St Andrew's till 1965. I am now living in NZ and worked in Nairn's and Allen Litho. My mother is still alive and 93. Lots of history in Kdy.



Sharryn
Saturday, July 13th 2013 - 06:32:07 AM
rhylie14@bigpond.com
Sorry should have put some more details. David Salmond Bower - Parents were Margaret Salmond and James Bower. David came to Australia, married Margaret Moore Rennie and was a captain of Paddlesteamers on the Murray River in Echuca



Sharryn
Saturday, July 13th 2013 - 06:22:48 AM
rhylie14@bigpond.com
Hi,
Looking for any information in regard to the Bower Family who were Furriers in Kirkaldy. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Sharryn



Ann
Friday, July 5th 2013 - 11:55:54 PM
Have you been informed regarding the planning application in an already congested area in the heart of Kirkcaldy?
"13/01575/FULL | Erection of 6 new dwellinghouses (on land to rear of 305A High Street, Kirkcaldy)"
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date: 20 Jul 2013

This is also within Kirkcaldy’s Conservation Area, on top of one of the sites where one of the listed stone walls was meant to be.



graham scott
Monday, June 3rd 2013 - 10:49:09 AM
gscott735@googlemail.com
I e mailed the Society a few months back re the Beatles at the Carlton in Kirkcaldy. I don't seem to have had any reply as yet.



J. Murray
Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 - 06:35:52 PM
red38metro@sky.com
Sorry to read that Ann Waters has passed away and has done a lot for this site.Allways wondered if she was a teacher at Templehall School at one time.



J. Murray
Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 - 06:35:18 PM
red38metro@sky.com
Sorry to read that Ann Waters has passed away and has done a lot for this site.Allways wondered if she was a teacher at Templehall School at one time.



Dawn Kelman
Saturday, March 16th 2013 - 04:13:18 PM
davepaton314'blueyonder.co.uk
To Kenneth Gunther you posted a message in here in 2009 can you please contact me on above link if you happen to see this, I tried to email you but there was no link. Thanks Dawn



Dawn Kelman
Saturday, March 16th 2013 - 04:11:09 PM
davepaton314'blueyonder.co.uk
To Kenneth Gunther you posted a message in here in 2009 can you please contact me on above link if you happen to see this, I tried to email you but there was no link. Thanks Dawn



Dawn Kelman
Saturday, March 16th 2013 - 03:39:56 PM
davepaton314@blueyonder.co.uk
Fab site I am looking for any information on the builders Balfour Bros, I believe my house was built by them around 1930 unfortunately original plans for a chunk of the street Dysart Road appear to be missing from the archives at Haig business park. Having traild old valuation rolls Robert Balfour himself appeared to live at no 59 Dysart Road, previous to this possibly 60 Viewforth Street. There was connections with the building of a yard in East March Street which I believe was occupied by Honeyman Builders then Mackie Builders, any info would be gratfully appreciated. thanks Dawn



Sam Paterson
Thursday, February 14th 2013 - 06:47:29 PM
samuel9@sympatico.ca
I am writing on behalf of my father, Drew (Andrew) Paterson, who was born in 1933 along the Links "above Johnny the Jews shop". He was a member of the 4th Battalion BB in Kirkcaldy and grew up at 54 Union Street. He attended KHS and his father (my Grandad- Andrew)was Employed by the Blyth family.He worked in the Post Office as a mechanic, married Isabol Wilson of Dysart and then moved to Canada in May '65. Brother-in Laws were owners of T&G Wilson Coal Merchants and Haulage @ Smeaton. He would love to hear from anyone who can share old stories



David Watters
Tuesday, January 8th 2013 - 12:04:47 AM
watters.david@gmail.com
Visiting the site to learn a bit more about what my mother, Ann Watters, was up to before giving a eulogy and completing the editing of her memoir.
She passed away on 5.1.13, the same calender day of the year that her husband, Norman, died



Cathy
Monday, November 26th 2012 - 03:23:57 AM
pansies4ma@hotmail.com
Looking for any information on my grandfather John Philip who was married to Jeanne Paterson...lived in Kirkcaldy...worked in linoleum factory...



Rita
Friday, November 23rd 2012 - 02:57:36 AM
ritat7@yahoo.com
Looking for information on my Great great granamother's family. Her name was Isabella Sarah Morton born in Scotland in 1833. She married my gg grandfather Hugh Lunnin in 1853 in Massachusetts. Her father's name was James Morton born in Scotland. So many James Morton's it's staggering. Any information on the James Morton would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,



Robert Gourlay (Lindsay)
Wednesday, August 29th 2012 - 08:23:51 PM
wendiwibbs@aol.com
Hi, this is Robert's wife, Wendi, he is trying to locate relatives, father called Andrew Gourlay, moved to Glenrothes early 1960's, mother Jane Tippin (died 1951), any known relatives of my husband please email me. He remembers a sister and the name of 'Greta' springs to mind, sad story as he was in a childrens home when his mother died then new parents (Lindsays) took him in, but has no idea of any relatives whereabouts.



Ron Troup
Wednesday, August 15th 2012 - 05:45:51 PM
rontroup@aol.com
This may be asking too much but does anyone know of Ken Monroe who was in the Royal Signals in 1958. His work job was a roof tiler. I lost touch in 1960 and it would be nice to know all is well with him. Many thanks Ron Troup



Ron Troup
Wednesday, August 15th 2012 - 05:45:12 PM
rontroup@aol.com
This may be asking too much but does anyone know of Ken Monroe who was in the Royal Signals in 1958. His work job was a roof tiler. I lost touch in 1960 and it would be nice to know all is well with him. Many thanks Ron Troup



Susan Kerr
Saturday, July 14th 2012 - 08:02:42 PM
susyq.susan@blueyonder.co.uk
Enjoyed a lovely day in June at Ravenscraig Castle barbecue. My grandaughter had a magical time seeing inside the Castle and being knighted by Mary of Guise. As seen in your recent photos. Looking forward to Strawberry Fair next weekend in Old Kirk. Thank you for all the good work you do.



Thomas houston
Friday, July 13th 2012 - 01:39:42 AM
fletchertosca87@gmail.com
keep up the good work people,long live the Miners of SCOTLAND, kdy.



etta melville
Thursday, July 5th 2012 - 04:34:23 AM
ettam@shaw.ca



phyllis keddie
Tuesday, June 19th 2012 - 07:33:38 PM
phylliswhiteley@aol.com
hello i was born in kirkcaldy on the 14th fed 1967 .
im looking to find my dad his name is
micheal john keddie he was mrd a christine gavin .
thay lived at 26 cullyet street kirkcaldy fife.
thay marrid on the 10th july 1965.
im there first child thay had .
thay left me when i was a baby .
i would love to find them
thank you .
phylliswhitelet@aol.com
my name is phyllis j keddie



lilian sloan
Saturday, June 16th 2012 - 10:08:05 PM
lilianmsloan@gmail.com
Just found this site and enjoyed some great entries from all over the world



kenneth devine
Thursday, March 29th 2012 - 06:21:09 PM
devine.kenneth@gmail.com
Hi there I am looking for info on Archibald P. Honeyman who lived in kirkcaldy and was a writer in a law firm. H he left there c1889/90 and went south to england and then arrived in Dublin 1894/5, he died there 1899.I would like to know why he left? My wife is his G.Grand daughter
Kind regards
Ken/dublin



Clinton Congdon Nash
Sunday, March 18th 2012 - 03:49:46 AM
dccongdon@aol.com
Greetings from Los Angeles, California. I am interested in the location of the church in Kirkcaldy wherein hangs a portrait of Reverend George Gillespie. He is my 8th great grandfather and I am traveling to Scotland in May to visit my ancestors' homeland. Thank you so much for any help you may offer.



Joyce Kirk
Saturday, March 17th 2012 - 01:14:51 PM
jkirke@bigpond.com
I have a burial for George Kirk 1605. The actual wording is....Kirk George , in the Skar, Parish of Kirkcaldy

I wish to find out what "in the Skar means".

Can some one assist me?
I would appreciate any help with this .



Davina Kennedy nee Law
Thursday, March 15th 2012 - 05:31:32 PM
kennedy-d1@sky.com
Hi, I was born and brought up in Kirkcaldy 1950. Stayed in Lomond Gardens, Sauchenbush till 1969. I would be pleased to help anyone with tracing family.



Marcus Stout
Friday, March 2nd 2012 - 12:01:23 PM
marcus1@sky.com
(Possibly interested) in becoming involved - I do have a disability



sandra bell
Thursday, February 9th 2012 - 11:13:25 PM
thistlefem@gmail.com
iwas born in kirkcaldy as was my family, my interest at the moment is my father has just died, and have discovered he was married before he met my mum.and had a son called barry, all i have been able to find out is he was born in the 50's and played classical piano. and that he appeared on tv playing a long time ago, i just think he would like to know. i dont know if doing the right thing , we moved away from kirkcaldy when i 8 yrs old my dads name was william but he was always known as bill and in his younger days he was amatuer boxer in kirkcaldy



Iain Burt
Monday, February 6th 2012 - 11:29:52 PM
burtiain@btinternet.com
I'm a new visitor.



Patti Simpson Taylor
Tuesday, November 8th 2011 - 04:08:44 AM
patandrich@softcom.net
I am related to the Halliday, Reid, Deas, Rodger familys of Dysart, Kirkcaldy area. Would love to find living relatives. www.tribalpages/tribes/pattitaylor



major
Saturday, September 24th 2011 - 02:31:00 PM
steve.darcy@gmail.com
hi thank for creating and reading the site because the memory is important to share and understand thank



Messa Mattina
Saturday, August 27th 2011 - 09:16:18 AM
inkinc@live.ca

http://breadandwhine.blogspot.com

I am a book collector who has just acquired an edition once sold by James Burt Bookseller and Stationer. I looked for this now non existent place and was saddened despite my detachment to your quaint little town.
Thank you for establishing a lovely and informative web site to promote your society.

Kindest Regards,
Messa Mattina
Calgary, Alberta. Canada



janet
Thursday, August 11th 2011 - 12:07:51 AM
janetbenson1955'hotmail.co.uk
hey my name is lou, my mum lived in kircaldy when she was younger and ran away from home when she was 15! she has often talked about a brother that she never really had a chance to meet and get on with properly ans ive always felt sad for that! i found this site by accident and thought what have i got to lose by posting this message on here! the answer is nothing! my mums birth name was janet grieve but because of a marriage to a step father she was known as janet nairn, this was back in 1965 she would of been 10 then! she remembers her brother comming to the door one night and being sent away by her god awful step dad! she never did see her brother after that so i was hoping this would maybe jog some memory and make someone look and think omg that could be me! my mum doesnt know im doing this so i guess any contact really needs to be made to my email which is pinksgirl@hotmail.co.uk my name is lou and i do hope i get to meet an uncle out there as ive never known anyone from my mums side of the family x



pauline bell
Sunday, July 3rd 2011 - 11:47:06 PM
paulinebell1945@hotmail.co.uk
does anyone know if a street called collier or collyer street is still in kircauldy was there 45 years ago researching family tree any help appreciated the family robert hepburn sister kathleen hepburn brother andrew hepburn



isabella marr
Friday, June 24th 2011 - 08:14:43 AM
ikmarr@gmail.com
HELLO I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE MARR FAMILY.THEY LIVED IN DYSART IN MID QUALITY STREET. MY GRANDPARENTS WERE CHRISTINA AND ALEXANDER MARR, WITH THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN, SARAH, MAGGIE, JOHN, GEORGE, ALEXANDER. LATER ON JOHN LIVED
IN KIRKCALDY WITH HIS WIFE ROBINA. I ALSO THINK HIS BROTHER
GEORGE ALSO LIVED IN KIRKCALDY WITH HIS WIFE MARGARET.
I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION ON THE MARR FAMILY, IAM DOING MY
FAMILY HISTORY. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANYONE.
KIND REGARDS ISABELLA MARR.



Lukas
Thursday, April 28th 2011 - 05:23:56 PM
modny.styl@interia.pl

http://www.anonseerotyczne.pl

Great site, congratulations



Sandra Glazier
Monday, January 3rd 2011 - 08:06:50 AM
glazsand@hotmail.com
Hi!
I live on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada and am researching my Brown ancestors. My great-great grandfather Robert Brown and his wife Elizabeth were born in Kirkcaldy. Robert was born approx. 1832. Repeating family names appear to be David, Alexander, Robert primarily. Secondarily, Stanley and Henry.



Mary Gregson nee Jones
Saturday, November 6th 2010 - 12:13:32 AM
marygregson@sky.com
I last visited the Adam Smith Hall-as it was then called-many years ago to see a performance of Iolanthe. I was then a pupil of Kirkcaldy High School-the Rector was Mr. Adam. It is a while since I last visited but your web-site is of great interest! Thankyou!



Jim Simpson
Tuesday, November 2nd 2010 - 06:41:56 PM
jiminysimpson@gmail.com

http://jimszurgena.blogspot.com

My grandfather, on my mothers side, was a William Mathieson Fenton b 1900, who was firstly a mechanic for Alexanders buses but I believe ended up as Chief Mechanic. Ended his days in retirement in Winifred Street.
My Fentons have connections in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Perth back to the 1600s as far as I can find.
My wife and I now reside in Spain.



andy fraser
Monday, September 13th 2010 - 10:19:33 PM
mafraser@ntlworld.com
alex/annie malcom
somewhere in ausie
driver on alexanders buses in the fifties.
come home to a wonderful kirkcaldy.



Lynne Black
Saturday, July 10th 2010 - 07:27:55 AM
jackandlynne@dodo.com.au
Researching my family tree from Australia,it's fascinating to see photos of the places where i know my ancestors lived! My great great grandfather John Black was born in Burntisland, he married Mary Angles in Kirkcaldy in 1871. Mary was born in Kirkaldy. Her father, Robert Angles was a grocer in Kinghorn. Other ancestors were the Morrisons, Chalmers, Lamberts, Kidds and Wilsons. One day i will get there to see it for myself!



Jane ferguson
Sunday, June 6th 2010 - 08:57:26 PM
fergy53@yahoo.co.uk

http://google

My father worked in the mines for a number of years. How proud he makes me feel, humble too. It must have been like working in hell. Maybe thats where "you'll go to the burning fire" came from when they really meant "you'll go down the pit".



Bill Turnbull
Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 09:49:58 AM
wrturnbul@gmail.com
Greetings from Australia to Morris and Trevor at St.Clair Tavern.



Jeanne O'Neill
Sunday, February 7th 2010 - 03:46:03 AM
ej_oneill@yahoo.com
Looking for the Morton Family in particular James Morton who marreid a johanna Finlayson in Kinghorne in 1821.They had a William.James,John,Andrew,Anne,Isabelle and Robert.
Othre towns connected to the family where Kirkcaldy and Abbotshall.Some family eventually came to Australia
Help!
Jeanne



Patricia Hider
Friday, November 6th 2009 - 10:11:46 AM
patsyhider@yahoo.co.uk
Hi Everyone,
I was born in Kirkcaldy 1951 all my mums family belong there, name Harper and .
I am searching out relatives. They lived in Masserene Road. I will be visiting again next spring as I love it there. I now live in Essex, and would like to find some relatives. My Grandmothers name was Cathro. Patricia Hider



ANDY FRASER
Sunday, November 1st 2009 - 01:24:26 AM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM
IS THE TROC STILL THERE ??

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THE SOUND OF THAT
COFFEE MACHINE !!!!!



Fiona Polson
Monday, September 28th 2009 - 02:59:50 AM
fimapol@clear.net.nz
I am visiting Kirkcaldy and Kinghorn area next year and hope to meet descendants of Robert Gibb and Jane Stark who lived in Kirkcaldy in the 1860s. Robert was a blacksmith and had his own business.
If you are a descendant, I hope you will contact me.



Mark Valentine
Wednesday, September 23rd 2009 - 04:40:48 PM
mark_98silverado@hotmail.com



Jan Reid
Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 - 03:24:25 AM
jenich1@optusnet.com.au
Hi,
I live in Sydney, Australia, and my father, his parents and sister all emigrated to Australia in 1926. My grandfather worked as a foreman at the Nairn linoleum factory in Sydney, but had been a coal miner in Kirkcaldy. Several generations of my father's family were born in Kirkcaldy, all called George Anderson. My grandmother's family name was Stoddart, and they were also from Kirkcaldy.
I have been tracing my family history both here and in Kirkcaldy for some twenty years.
Cheers Jan Reid



kenneth devine
Sunday, August 16th 2009 - 11:57:33 PM
kenneth.devine@gmail.com
Hi there,
im interested the website because i hope to get some information about an ancestor Archibald Pearson Honeyman who lived in Kirkcaldy and was in a law firm as a writer and left there around 1890, i think! I don't know why! and I would like to know. He went south to England and arrived in Dublin, Ireland 1895 with his family. He died in 1899.
Regards kenneth devine



Jeanette Siebert
Tuesday, August 11th 2009 - 05:26:54 PM
star-gazr@att.net
Very interesting web site! My Grandfather was born in Kirkcaldy, last name Swanston. His Mother was a Norval, and her family owned the Pub on Chapel Brae. I think it's still going strong, hope to get by to see it! -Jeanette



Webmaster
Thursday, July 23rd 2009 - 03:36:26 PM
webmaster@kirkcaldycivicsociety.co.uk

http://www.kirkcaldycivicsociety.co.uk

Checking the guestbook



Margaret Cole
Sunday, July 5th 2009 - 07:37:08 PM
peggycole@verizon.net
I have just learned that Kirkcakdy's Museum is on the site of the Balsusney House. I have found that my great grandmother, Margaret Jeffrey was living there with her father, John Jeffrey, a manufaturer of linen goods, her mother, Margaret Moir Jeffrey, two siblins and two servants in 1861. I am putting a book together on my Scottish ancestors and would like any information on and/or history of Balsusney House and of John Jeffrey's business.
Margaret Cole



Sandford MacLean
Tuesday, June 9th 2009 - 02:47:01 AM
MacLean@insightbb.com
Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky! I am a great-great grandson of Sir Sandford Fleming, who was born in Kirkcaldy in 1827.

Kind Regards,
J. Sandford Fleming MacLean
Louisville, Kentucky



ANDY FRASER
Tuesday, May 26th 2009 - 11:00:30 AM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM
SORRY ABOUT POPPING UP VERY FREQUENTLY BUT I HAVE A LOT TO THANK KIRKCALDY THORNTON GLENROTHES FIFE FOR.
NOW LOOKING FOR JIM LUMSDEN WHO WORKED IN ALEXANDERS AT THE GALLATOWN GARAGE



Prof David Purdie
Saturday, May 23rd 2009 - 01:20:40 PM
dwpurdie@ednet.co.uk
I'm researching the Founders of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in 1754 - one of whom was James Oswald of Dunnikier. I see that KCS invited Gordon Oswald - a descendant of James -to unveil,in 2008,a plaque at what is now Dunnikier House Hotel.
If you could put me in touch with Gordon Oswald ,I'd be much obliged.
Thanks

David Purdie



Gordon is the son of Geoffrey Oswald who was directly related to the family which built Dunnikier House in 1793.



Fiona Polson
Monday, April 27th 2009 - 01:51:53 AM
fimapol@clearnet.net.nz
Hello, my name is Fiona Polson and I live in New Zealand. My ancestors, Robert Gibb and Jane Stark,lived in Kirkcaldy in the 1850s. Robert was born in Kinghorn and Jane was born in Abbotshall.

Robert Gibb owned a blacksmith and farrier business in Hill Street and also lived in Hill Street. Robert and Jane had 6 children - 3 came to NZ in the 1860s and 1870s.

We visited Kirkcaldy in 2007 and searched the records in your wonderful library. We tried to locate living relatives but we had no success, however we will be visiting again and hope to spend more time in the area.

We would be interested to hear from anyone who knows the family.



Coral Anna Foster
Tuesday, March 10th 2009 - 01:15:46 PM
thandisa@msn.com
Glad I "visited" for a while. My ancestor, Rev. Dr. John (Philp) Philip was from Kirkcaldy, so it has been nice to see some of where he might have been. I was born in Cape Town, South Africa, but now reside in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, USA. Would be interested to hear from anyone else researching the PHILP family. Kind Regards, Coral Anna



Kenneth
Tuesday, March 10th 2009 - 10:54:57 AM
Gunther
Hello my name is Kenneth Gunther and i am 19 from Australia. My great great grandfather was Sir Michael Nairn of the legendary linoleum fame. I often love sitting down with my grandma and hearing the stories of my scottish ancestors. She has such a vivid memory of her times in Scotland. One day i will travel to Scotland and visit all the places she has described to me.
I am glad i stumbled across this site and thought to leave my kindest regards to the town of Kirkcaldy.



Heather Rivett
Saturday, February 28th 2009 - 12:12:07 PM
hrivett54@gmail.com
Thanks to a 4th Cousin giving me the Book Kirkcaldy Remembered I found a photo inside of Dunnikier Primary School Class of 1913 and on there I am certain is my Grandmother do you have a copy of this photo or know who I can contact to get a copy as you see I live in France and it is difficult for me to get back over after just visiting the Home of my Great Grandparents Thomas McGilvray and Janet Binnie. If someone can contact me at hrivett54@gmail.com I would be so grateful. Heather



Heather Hamer
Monday, February 9th 2009 - 10:54:48 PM
heatherh@talktalk.net
What a great site, have only been to Kirkcaldy once in my life, to visit my great aunt Jessie Henderson who died in 1982. My Henderson relations all lived in Kirkcaldy, in fact according to a newspaper clipping I have from the Fifeshire Advertiser, my grandfather John Henderson drowned in the harbour in 1923, leaving behind his widow Esther and three daughters, one of which was my mother Elizabeth (Bess). At least one great-uncle Archibald Henderson died in WW1. I now live in London and am researching my family tree.



Tracy Dipper, nee O'Mara
Thursday, September 11th 2008 - 12:07:03 PM
tracy.omara@virgin.net
Hello. Just to thank you for all you have done for my Uncle Mike Withey's memory, and of course for my mum Maureen O'Mara. All these years have passed and it was very obvious that people still care.

Thank you to David Ferguson, Alice Soper, Graeme Bletcher and Ann Watters. To all those people who witnessed the crash and told their story to us. To all those people who attended the unveiling and to the kind person who left 3 sprigs of heather on the plinth.

You will have no idea what this means to my mum who loved and still loves her brother so much, and of course my grandparents who lost their only son and the pain it caused them, I only wish they could have been alive to see it.

My heart felt thanks to all concerned

Tracy Dipper Nee O'Mara



Malcolm Jenkinson
Wednesday, August 20th 2008 - 02:25:54 AM
malcolm.jenkinson@joondalup.wa.gov.au

http://westozcelebrant.com.au

Aunty Anne,
Congratulations on your MBE; well deserved. Sorry I cannot send an email direct - there is no link on the Civic Society home page.
I hope you enjoy a little trip around my business site.
Love and blessings - Malcolm



Kenneth Devine
Thursday, July 17th 2008 - 10:40:22 PM
devine.kenneth@gmail.com
Hello there, I am looking for information on my wife's geat grandfather Archibald, Pearson Honeyman(b. 1850 Markinch) who was a Writer in Kirkcaldy as recorded on the 1881 census. He lived wih his wife Flora and children at 242A High Street. I have a poor photocopy of a photograph of him as solicitor, of Pearson and Honeyman Solicitors, Kirkcaldy of which I would like to get a better photo. He moved from Kirkcaldy before the next census in 1891, I don't know why. i would be very glad of any help please.
Kind regards
Kenneth Devine



Sheila Davidson
Sunday, July 13th 2008 - 12:16:39 PM
sheiladoap@yahoo.co.uk
Researching the Davidson family lived at 329 High Street, Kirkcaldy in 1921 - still there is 1932. Does anyone have any information on this family. Mother Mary Black b1870 Cowdenbeath.

Thank you,
Sheila Davidson



Renee Stervinou-Ising
Tuesday, July 1st 2008 - 08:23:11 PM
ising@haynesbenefits.com
I am also looking for Myra Wilson (her maiden name) - she lived on Beveridge Road in the late 60's, early 70's and currently would be approximately 47 years old - any help would be appreciated.



Renee Stervinou-Ising
Tuesday, July 1st 2008 - 08:07:04 PM
ising@haynesbenefits.com
I lived in Kirkcaldy from 1967 to 1969 and occasionally check the internet for stories relating to Kirkcaldy. I was hoping to find some pictures of Beveridge Park on your site - my most favorite memories from living in Kirkcaldy. It looks like there may be pictures coming soon??!!



Susan Harvey
Sunday, June 29th 2008 - 01:16:37 PM
dance.fusion@virgin.net
I manage St Brycedale Hall 27,Coal Wynd and it is our centenary next year....I was wondering if you knew any of our history or would be interested in looking at any of our things..plans etc.
The building has been a dance school for 12 years and I would like the children to have a better feel for its history...can you help me? Perhaps come and talk to them about how the hall fits into the towns history?
My mobile is 07709362146
Many thanks



Rex Arnott
Friday, June 13th 2008 - 12:52:50 PM
telstar2@bigpond.com.au
On your programmed Linktown Walkabout this Sunday 15 June 2008 would appreciate if SKS could identify and notify me where Arnott Close Linktown Abbotshall was located in 1840-1850 period relative to current map of the area. Possibly was near Bells Wynd. Ancestor Mrs Elizabeth Arnott living there in 1841 Census Enumeration District 6 Page 13 and recorded as Spirit Dealer. She died 1846 same address.
Thanks.
Rex Arnott,
Tasmania. Australia



drew murray
Monday, May 26th 2008 - 08:58:58 PM
drew.murray@hotmail.co.uk



Geoff Oswald
Thursday, May 22nd 2008 - 05:10:44 AM
gboswald100@hotmail.com
Just looking.



ANDY FRASER
Friday, May 2nd 2008 - 11:41:45 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://URL



Thomas
Monday, April 28th 2008 - 03:02:30 PM

http://www.visitdunfermline.com

Hi,
KT Tunstall is coming to play live at Dunfermline's Alhambra Theatre on July 10th, the day before her show at T in the Park. We would be gratful if you would inform people that information and tickets are available on www.visitdunfermline.com

Thank you



ANDY FRASER
Friday, April 25th 2008 - 11:07:53 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://URL



COME ON MR/MRS HARRY/BARBARA BIRREL.
LET'S HEAR FROM YOU !!!
DON'T CRY BECAUSE THE BUS GARAGE CLOSED.
ONE GOOD THING BECAME OF IT WE MET OUR WIVES
THERE !!!
ANDY/MARY.



Jan Brabec
Thursday, April 24th 2008 - 05:02:08 PM
janbrab@atlas.cz
Hallo, it’s about ten years I was in your town. It was only for a few hours and so I don’t remember much. But I wrote a poem at that time that had been inspired with your town, especially with the view of the sea from the shore, and so it was named “Kirckaldy”. Last year my book of poetry issued in my country, i.e. Czech Republic, and I named it after that poem. After it had been issued I noticed that I had made a mistake in the name /”Kirckaldy” instead of “Kirkcaldy”/, I am sorry for it. I will send you a copy if you want, just like a curiosity – it’s of course in Czech language. Jan Brabec



William McCulloch
Friday, March 7th 2008 - 02:34:03 PM
william. mcculloch@asml.com
Worked at Nairn Floors born and bread in the Lang Toun now live in the USA , mother still lives in Kirkcaldy.
Fond memories of my younger days playing down Ranenscraig park along by the seashore or fitbaw with the pals. Proud to be Scottish....Wully



Bert Melville
Saturday, March 1st 2008 - 09:15:48 PM
bertmelville@aol.com
Hi

I was born in Elgin Street Kikcaldy in 1935. I attended North School an KHS. I moved to Canada in 1951 and have been here ever since.
I bought a map of Scotland at a Scottish festival which had family or clan names instead of town names. The town of Kirkcaldy was covered by the name Melville. According to the encyclopedia Brittanica, Raith Estate was once owned by Melville family. One Melville was hung in Seafield Tower for treason.
Since there are no famous Melvilles' listed anywhere, I assume the rest of them were sheep thieves or something more sinister.
Any Ideas?????



Konya McCall
Tuesday, February 19th 2008 - 08:17:09 PM
konyamccall@hotmail.com
I purchased a fur coat in an antique shop and the label says Foxy Burns Furrier at the top and Kirkcaldy on the bottom. Any info would be appreciated. konyamccall@hotmail.com



J.MURRAY
Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 01:11:18 PM
john.murray39@btopenworld.com
Hi,Just to say thanks for your work as someone born in Kirkcaldy and left in 1968 look forward to your pages.How many folk remember the vennels on Links street and nicol st.The Lido swimming pool along from the bus station at seafield and the prom being flooded at spring tides.The Raith picture hall changing to one off the top dance halls in scotland with big names form the top ten there on a friday night.When the Beatles came to the Carlton picture house and the harbour was home for big ships,the local swimming club at the harbour basin.Whales and ships both grounded on the beach.The smell from the factories on a wet day etc.J.Murray



ANDY FRASER
Sunday, January 27th 2008 - 02:23:03 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://NIL

LETS HEAR FROM FORMER ALEXANDERS BUSES EMPLOYEES ???



Ron Howard
Sunday, January 27th 2008 - 07:00:03 AM
I went to scottland and made love to the most beautiful woman from your town, her name was mary oleary!!! can you find her for me?



Ken McNab
Sunday, January 13th 2008 - 07:26:26 PM
susanna.mcnab@yahoo.co.uk
Hi guys. Hope someone can help. I am trying to contact anyone who may have seen The Beatles in Kirkcaldy in 1963 at the Carlton for poss book on The Fabs in Scotland. Email me on susanna.mcnab@yahoo.co.uk



randy kirkcaldy
Sunday, December 30th 2007 - 08:19:37 AM
norkirk@hotmail.com
Would love to visit Kirkcaldy,Scotland some day.Grand parents came from SCOTLAND.



ANDY FRASER
Tuesday, December 4th 2007 - 09:51:05 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM
CAN ANYBODY TELL ME THE NAME OF THE GENT WHO HAD A FRUIT/VEG CART ALONG THE LINKS IN 1950/51 HE MARRIED A LADY CALLED HELEN CAMPBELL.
ANDY



Glyn Ednie
Wednesday, November 14th 2007 - 09:19:52 PM
glyn.ednie@blueyonder.co.uk
I note the following talk was given many years ago.

'Listed Buildings in Kirkcaldy District' by Mr. Alan Lodge (1998)

I have been trying to trace details of various listed buildings in Dysart through the Historic SCotland website without much success and wonder if there is any comprehensive local listing that I could purchase?



Mr Maga job
Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 07:56:14 AM
usa

http://none

is a very interest site I visit one day



harry sinclair
Thursday, September 27th 2007 - 01:44:42 PM
jagsov 1985@hotmail.com
ammazing place



Fiona Vallance
Sunday, September 23rd 2007 - 11:56:12 AM

http://www.kirkgandss.com

Hi, I wanted to ask if you would like to exchange links with the Kirkcaldy Gilbert & Sullivan Society website? I couldn't find an email address to ask you! I have a logo which I could send to you if you prefer to use logos.

I have already added your link to our links page.

Thanks very much,

Fiona
Our link code is:
<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kirkgandss.com/"> Kirkcaldy Gilbert & Sullivan Society</a>



Ellen Kinghorn
Thursday, September 20th 2007 - 08:03:01 PM
scar.king@shaw.ca

http://www.kinghorn.ca

Researching Kinghorn surname. William Blackwood Kinghorn lived in Kirkcaldy with wife Janet Young, 1844 - 1851: children born in Kircaldy, Christina = James Burgess, Jane, James, Janet and William. Connections vist homepage.

Ellen



Philip Glynn
Sunday, September 16th 2007 - 04:41:01 PM
bashfulbrummie@tiscali.co.uk
I am sure we have been to your town on one of our visits to Scotland.

I live in Newtown Powys, Wales and have visited Scotland several times.

I support Ross County and therefore found out more about Raith Rovers who they beat yesterday.

I have contacts with Newtown Civic Society so how do you do Kirkcaldy, perhaps one day we will return to see Ross County play.



Rab Rodger
Thursday, September 13th 2007 - 09:43:46 PM
rabrodger@hotmail.com
Hi to all at Kirkcaldy. I used to hang around the merchants house with all my mates when it was the Royal cafe round about 1965. this was when Johnnie Lena had it. I moved to Wales in 1971 and have been here since. I long to be able to get a little "holiday home" down by the harbour so I can get a boat and visit all the fishing marks I used to go to as a kid, those were the days.



DAVID MCGOWAN
Thursday, September 13th 2007 - 04:46:53 PM
DAVID_MCGOWAN@IDEALBOILERS.COM
AS AN EXILE AND NOT ABLE TO GET HOME AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE, IT IS GREAT TO LOG IN AND FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON

KEEP IT GOING

PS - NOT THE ONLY IN HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE FROM THE LANG TOON WE HAVE A GOOD FEW OF US



David Blair
Friday, September 7th 2007 - 12:45:08 PM
aux201@btinternet.com
Thank you for keeping alive the 'golden days' of the Lang toun!! Really good to see locations and especially the plaques erected in honour of the towns folk. My mum and dad (JACK and NAN BLAIR) had a newsagents shop on the corner of King street and Hendry road (J&A BLAIR) for 23 years...a lot of loyal customers and friends....Jack died Feb 1994 and Nan in Feb 2004....

Many thanks
David Blair



ANDY FRASER
Friday, August 31st 2007 - 09:34:37 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://NONE

ANYBODY OUT THERE WORKED IN ALEXANDERS BUS GARAGE AROUND
1947 TO 1960 OR ANY RELATIVES.
OR DID ANYBODY KNOW ANYBODY WHO WORKED IN THE RIALTO
CINEMA OR ANY CINEMA ???
SAD OLD B. WHO DREAMS ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS AND
NIGHTS IN THE BURMA BALLROOM AND THE TROC.



Wilf Davis
Sunday, August 19th 2007 - 04:47:21 AM
wilfd@optusnet.com.au
My father, Harold Francis Davis was born in Kircaldy around 1896. He told me that he was paid "a penneth a day" pushing a handcart in London when he was 10 years old. He stowed away on a ship to Fremantle, West Australia when he was 14 years old. He was a self taught piano tuner and travelled Australia finally settling in 1941 at Toowoomba, Queensland, Aust. Was married to Gwendoline Lillian Peate, fathered two sons and two daughters. Passed away in Feb 1962. Any relatives still there? Please don't stick me with the cost of his voyage to Australia!!



Dicho Banov
Wednesday, August 8th 2007 - 04:09:52 PM
marketing@stay-in-europe.org

http://www.ukhotelstay.com

Hello,

I like your site about Kirkcaldy very much.
Is it possible to add our related link below anywhere on your site?

<a href="http://www.ukhotelstay.com/">UK Hotels</a>

If yes, I can add a back link to your site from http://www.stay-in-europe.org/partners-all-Travel-1.htm or from http://www.ukhotelstay.com/ref/main.php

Kind regards,

Dicho Banov
marketing@stay-in-europe.org



George Dryburgh
Thursday, August 2nd 2007 - 01:48:12 PM
george.dryburgh@onestanhopegate.co.uk
Hi All im from Coaltown of Wemyss but my mum family are all from Kirkcaldy from Collier Street near the old lister arms.
My mother maiden name was Shand she sadly pass away 4 th years ago this month.
As kids used to love the links market and also my saturday's at stark park come on the rovers lets here you roar.
George



ANDY FRASER
Wednesday, July 18th 2007 - 10:17:34 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://NONE

HOPING SOMEBODY SEES THIS IN AUSTRALIA !!!
LOOKING FOR ANNIE AND ALEX MALCOLM.
LIKE ME A BUS DRIVER IN KIRKALDY. WENT TO OZ ABOUT 1963
LOVE TO HEAR FROM THEM ???
ANDY



ANDY FRASER
Tuesday, July 10th 2007 - 10:28:05 PM
MAFRASER@NTLWORLD.COM

http://NONE

FROM THORNTON SERVED APPRENTICESHIP AS MECHANIC IN ALEXANDERS BUS GARAGE.
WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS.
HAVE BEEN IN SUNBURY ON THAMES FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS !!!
RIGHT NOW I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE ONE OF MY SCHOOL PALS IS ???? I AM 75.HE IS OR WAS ? JAMES DUNCAN FROM LOUGHBOROUGH RD.
IT WAS A NICE IN THE SOUTH BUT NOT NOW !!!
MIGHT MOVE TO KIRKCALDY ???
ANDY FRASER



Mary
Thursday, July 5th 2007 - 09:45:02 PM
mijk93@cytanet.com.cy
Hello everyone

I lived in Kirkcaldy for a few years ..left 1979 .
I use to go to Dunnikier primary school , I remember the school master was Mr Willey (dont know if I spelt that right ) my math teacher was Mr Coventry .
We use to live at a bungalow of the Royal Albert Hotel as my dad was the Shef.
I want one day to visit KIrkcaldy again to see the places and stay for a few days ...that is one of my goals .
I am from Cyprus ( Greek ) .
Best wishes for a good summer .



Alexander ( Sandy ) Davie
Thursday, June 28th 2007 - 07:19:03 AM
sndydavie@yahoo.com.au

http://yahoo.com.au

Imigrated to Sydney Australia 1960 with family:
Alexander Davie ( Father )
Jennie Davie ( Mother )
Brian Davie ( Brother )
Irene Davie ( Sister )
Elizibeth Davie ( Sister )

From Kirkcaldy,now living on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland.

Enjoy seeing pictures of home.

Hello to the rest of the Davie clan back home.



MARK LENA
Friday, June 15th 2007 - 04:27:30 PM
I WAS LOOKING AT PHOTOS OF MY LATE GRANDFATHERS HOUSE AND CHIP SHOP. AT THE MERCHANT HOUSE IN KIRKCALDY AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK KIRKCALDY CIVIC SOCIETY.THIS HOUSE HAS A LOT OF MEMORIES FOR ME AS A YOUNG BOY.MY LATE FATHER MARCO LENA AND I WERE BORN IN THIS HOUSE AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE IT AGAIN



jan sanderson
Thursday, June 7th 2007 - 01:40:23 AM
jan.sanderson@gmail.com
I find it quite amazing that nobody recognises Jack Vettriano as a "famous person" - what does this guy have to do to get recognition - DIE ????? Whatever the politics behind his omission are, this man is famous in many countries and his paintings are truly outstanding.



Heather Schieren
Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 01:33:29 AM
lorne250@bigpond.net.au
Would anybody have a photograph of Whyte House. I have just read one of the letters here, and it says it was being pulled down. My Paternal LOCKHART family lived here.



mrs b mcintyre
Monday, May 28th 2007 - 07:14:10 PM
bgmcintyre@blueyonder.co.uk
Links market pictures very good



David Riggans
Friday, May 18th 2007 - 05:16:06 PM
daveyrigg@hotmail.com



Help please
Saturday, May 12th 2007 - 05:02:12 PM
Hello,
I'm come from Germany an my English isn't very good. I hope you understand it.

I search a friend of my mother,she lives in Kirkcaldy and i want to ask you if you have a online Phonebook? (A Phonebook where i can enter her name?)

On the Onlinepage google.com i haven't found a phonebook.



Greig Henderson
Monday, April 23rd 2007 - 04:14:51 PM
member@freuchiemill.freeserve.co.uk
I stay at 197 Nicol Street the property on the corner of beveridge road/Nicol Street. I would be grateful for any history or photos relating to the property.

The property I believe was originally called Raith View



rod ward
Tuesday, April 10th 2007 - 06:43:16 AM
anigozanthos@optusnet.com.au
g'day from downunder/ great website-i have been researching nairns linoleum on the net and ended up on your website-will be in edinburgh for two days in june 2007 and accompanied by my wife will take the train trip to kirkcaldy and see if the smell of linseed is still around/ lived at 65 pratt street with my aunt before joining the RAF in 1971-i expect to see a few changes-especially after checking out your photo gallery/thank you



Lisa Kirkcaldy
Sunday, March 25th 2007 - 01:01:10 AM
lisareidmosley@yahoo.com
hi



reinhard bulla
Monday, March 12th 2007 - 10:48:37 PM
rbulla2003@yahoo.com
was in Kirkcaldy long over twenty years ago used to hang out at the YMCA with Jimmy Cooper and helping at the
Dutch Mill
with Fred Hubbart and Mr.Brown..........
best time in my Life I enjoyed very mutch the company of Robert, James ect.I have forgotten many others which I had lots of fun with..... It would be lovely to get together with some of them...and renember the good old times in Kirkcaldy...
Reinhard Bulla
from Germany



Phoebe KANG
Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 03:53:59 AM
phoebe.kang@hotmail.com
I am looking forward to visiting this city in the near future.



Sheila Landale
Monday, February 26th 2007 - 01:07:07 AM
paulob@shaw.ca
My Grandfather owned "Sailors Walk" until his death in the 1950's My father and Aunt gave the property to the National trust shortly after.
I am very interested in the history of Kirkcaldy and the Dow (Dysart?), Landale family history.
We will be traveling to Scotland and would love to make the most of our time there. Any photos or history would be most welcome.



Jock Halliday Rodger
Friday, February 9th 2007 - 05:37:56 PM
rodger@cnx.com.ar
Descendant from William Halliday Rodger who emigrated to Argentina around 1860



Jörg Jacobi
Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 11:25:05 PM
jjchucky@web.de
hi to kirkcaldy,

greets from the german highlands, from bavaria...my name is jörg jacobi, i am near from ingolstadt. i am a bavarian pipe-student and i want to kontakt the krikcaldy pipe band. i want to visit kirkcaldy and pipe-members for my 1st scotland holliday... did you habe a kontakt-adress, email adress from the kirkcaldy pipe band?

Thank you very much...

See You!

Jörg Jacobi



Richard Kinnear
Friday, January 26th 2007 - 07:57:13 PM
rjkinnear1@btopenworld.com
Looking forward to this, my first visit to the web-site in my home town.



Maureen
Monday, January 8th 2007 - 09:45:11 PM
Balihai64@Aol.com
Hi
Does anyone have any information of names of Local Bus companies operating in and around the Kirkcaldy area and where I might locate their staff records for the years 1946 - 1947.



M
Monday, January 8th 2007 - 09:35:15 PM
Balihai64@aol.com
Hi
Has anyone any information of where I might locate
Staff records for a Bus Conductress during the years 1946 -1947, operating in and around the Kirkcaldy area? Names of local Bus Companies operating at the time would be of great help.



Thomas
Sunday, January 7th 2007 - 08:27:30 PM
thomas.moffat@waytogopromotions.com

http://www.visitdunfermlineandrosyth.com

A very happy and healthy new year to all our neighbours in Kirkcaldy from doon the road in Dunfermline.

Slainte



Robert Balfour
Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 12:11:33 AM
rbtbal4@aol.com



Russ Allison
Monday, October 30th 2006 - 11:08:26 PM
flyfifer@supalife.com
I was born at No 1 Gow Square, Glasswork Street in 1933. I went back there many times in my early years and remember the area well, but I moved on during the early war years to live in many places including Aberdour, St Andrews and Perth where in 1945, my teacher was a Miss Curry....aye, the daughter of Mr Curry who owned the dance hall in Whytescauseway. She was a silver haired lady at that time, and will have long syne passed away, although I remember her telling me that she used to give dancing lessons with her father. I finally settled south of the border, in Carlisle.
I wonder if anyone has a photo of Glasswork Street, or an early street map of the area, or where I can obtain these. I'd very much appreciate it. I've tried Kirkcaldy DC, Fife Free Press etc, but they can't be bothered to respond.



Alex Boak
Friday, October 6th 2006 - 03:08:03 PM
alex@boak.co.uk
I am researching my family history (isn't everyone!) and was directed to this Civic Society website which will prove very useful. If you happen to have any information on the Boak family I would be very grateful to hear from you as they are a bit of an enigma to me. My direct ancestors were Tanners and Curers and had a business in Kirkcaldy during the 1800's. My Grandfather, David, was a Foreman at Allen Litho.



Duncan Gourlay
Thursday, October 5th 2006 - 01:38:54 PM
drdgourlay@btinternet.com



david bain
Sunday, September 17th 2006 - 09:41:33 PM
davebain.sr@davidbain com
glad to see some photos of my old home town.
I was born on East March st in 1913 attended Pathead Public school and then Kirkcaldy High came to Canada in 1927.my aunt used to play piano at Curry"s dance hall along time ago
my uncle was a Captain (I think)and I belonged to the Boys Brigade I still have relatives who live ib Glenrothes
Happy to hear from any "lang tooners"
David Bain



Keith Searson
Sunday, September 17th 2006 - 09:40:12 PM
keith@searson.fsnet.,co.uk
Hi to you all who read this,
I am married to a daughter of a (McPhee) and we are compiling the Family History, and help with where they were buried would be greatly appreciated. We will be visiting Kirkcaldy in the summer of next year to do more research.

regards
Keith Searson



Alex Johnston
Sunday, September 17th 2006 - 03:21:29 PM
ajohnston_cypress@cox.net
Chocowinity, North Carolina

Formerly the Gallatown, Kirkcaldy



Robert Rodger
Sunday, September 3rd 2006 - 11:48:36 AM
bobrodger@tiscali.co.uk
i went to school in Kircaldy (Abbotshall 1936 -43)
Kirkcaldy High School 1943-45 )Worked Stocks linen factory
James Dawkins Electrical Engineers then called up to army1949 stayed in army until 1973now living in Dorset.
If anyone remembers me I would like to have a chat of days gone bye.I was born and broughtup at Kilrie Farm .



Roberto Corinaldesi
Thursday, August 17th 2006 - 10:17:56 PM
roberto_corinaldesi@fastwebnet.it
Hi Kirkcaldy!

My name is Roberto Corinaldesi and I’m writing from Italy.

This email is because I’m looking for historical informations about your city, in particular in the middle age.I’m studying Scottish ports between 1250-1350 and I need info about the main of them in that period relating Fife. Could you help me with any link or document you have? Internet is ungenerous about your history...
thanx in advance for your help and have a nice day!

Roberto



CANDICE WALLACE
Monday, August 14th 2006 - 06:20:21 PM
candice_nola@hotmail.co.uk
hello.i would very, very much appreciate any information that can be provided regarding the far back history of the Harbour House,429 Highsteet, kirkcaldy, fife ky1 2sg.
it would be very greatly received.
yours sincerely,
candie wallace



Jim & Betty Hutchison
Thursday, June 22nd 2006 - 04:53:44 AM
bettyh@mountaincable.net
We were looking for a very old picture of Fish Wynd taken sometime in the 1920's or 1930's. My husband's grandmother Katherine Hutchison is standing at the top of the stairs with a little girl. There are several town's people at the end of the street.



LynneFrancesAnn
Thursday, June 15th 2006 - 12:06:45 AM
pawsnpurrs@aol.com
Kirkcaldy looks to be cool green and soothing a wonderful place to visit.. our current temps in glendale Az usa is
114 degrees that would be oh about 50 Cel plus..but its a dry heat..actually i got a new penpal and im franticly searching the internet trying to find if glen dryer road fife kirkcaldy are in Scotland yes.. :) now those postal codes ( wink ) You should come to AZ and visit our Arizona Rennisance Festivals in February..wonderful time too..
blessings.. i must sign off the cactus are melting..
i do love all your green and lush land..you are so lucky..
good day..



Martha Catherine McCabe
Sunday, May 21st 2006 - 07:26:05 PM
martha@mccabem.freeserve.co.uk
Thoroughly enjoyed the site. My late mother was born in Kirkcaldy. I do visit every couple of years



Michael
Friday, May 19th 2006 - 03:40:23 PM
peeler3@blueyonder.co.uk

http://www.klm700.co.uk

Hi There,
I noticed someone asked if possible to put dates about Kirkcaldy links market and when it takes place .If you would like to check out my websiteit has history pics and lots of info .When i have proper dates for KLM i put those up on fist page for all to see.
Michael



Doug Johnson
Tuesday, May 2nd 2006 - 02:49:03 PM
dougj60@peoplepc.com
What a beautiful place! I looked up your site after learning some of my ancestors came from Kirkcaldy. Their names were Gillespie and Simon, and were there mid-1500's.

Doug Johnson
Denham Springs, Louisiana USA



H. Meier
Monday, April 24th 2006 - 09:55:35 PM
hwr.mei.goe@t-online.de
Have been in Kirkcaldy years ago with very dear friends.
It has been a most wonderful time.



Natasha
Friday, April 21st 2006 - 07:58:17 PM
lil_peenk_fairy_girl@hotmail.co.uk

http://www.wee-babee-tasha.piczo.com

I think it's good but you should put stuff about the links shows coming soon...lots of people would be interested in that and then lots more people would go to kirkcaldy!!!!!



Linda Bowman
Monday, April 10th 2006 - 02:33:19 AM
lbowman63@verizon.net



Rosemary Clunie
Monday, April 3rd 2006 - 07:03:01 PM
ads@galleries.co.uk
How does somebody living in Kirkcaldy join your organisation? I couldn't seen any contact details on your site.
Best regards
Rosemary Clunie



Rachel Mcmurray
Friday, March 31st 2006 - 09:56:30 PM
racelluvskeno@hotmail.com
Hi,i am Rachel Mcmurray from torbain primary School and i took part in this quiz i just wanted to say thank you very much for giving my school the opurtunity to take part in this great event.Also well done and the very best to Sinklertown and Pathead primary well done
Many Thanks
Rachel Mcmurray
xxxx
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Charles Fyfe
Thursday, March 23rd 2006 - 10:59:09 PM
chfyfe@rogers.com
Love the web site. I moved to Canada when I was 7. I loved looking at all the pictures. Brings back lots of memories.



T.Bolton
Thursday, March 23rd 2006 - 08:10:28 AM
tam.bolton@btopenworld.com
shouldn'tyou have the town motto on the web site?



Heather Schieren
Wednesday, March 22nd 2006 - 03:28:59 AM
heathert@bigpond.net.au
I would dearly love to see a photograph of Whyte House in its hay day. As my Paternal Lockhart ancestors lived there.
Would anyone have photographs of the Lockhart Linen Factory; or any of the following houses they lived in: St.Margarets, East Fergus Place; Milton Villa; The Elms, Nicol Street; The Terrace, Church Lane; Woodbine Cottage; The Croft, Abbotshall Road; Allanbank; Sherborne, Milton Road. Would love to get in contact with Alan T.C. Lockhart, if he lives in Kirkcaldy.
I do love the books you publish on Kirkcaldy, keep up the good work. Heather from the land down under.

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