Friday, 5 June 2015

Shops and comforts for the soldiers

In the Dunfermline Journal and Advertiser for West Fife 100 years ago this weekend (to be specific the Saturday June 5 1915 issue):

In the shops

Herbert T MacPherson
Will open shortly that central and commodious shop
41 Bridge Street, Dunfermline
(Reconstructed and newly fitted up) as a high-class
Stationery, bookselling and fancy goods emporium.
Please see further announcements.

[Many people in the Dunfermline area, including myself, will have fond memories of MacPhersons which only closed perhaps 20 years ago!]

Lochgelly comforts for the soldiers.

Mr Small, town clerk, desires to acknowledge with thank, further gifts of comforts for the soldiers.  There are 60 pairs of socks from Parish Church Work Party, 51 pairs socks, 10 belts, 5 shirts, 1 scarf, 7 pairs mitts and 2 helmets from the Co-Operative Women's Guild, 16 pair socks, 6 shirts and 5 pairs mitts from St Finnian's Church Work Party and 13 pairs socks from Glencraig School Children.  The whole of the above articles were dispatched last week to be forwarded to the 7th Royal Highlanders(the Fife County Territorials) who are now at the front.

Tune in next week to see what happened in Dunfermline next week 100 years ago ..........

Blog written by Jacqueline Hunter of Ancestral Research by Jacqueline, Dunfermline, Scotland.  Please email me at if I can help you with your family history research.

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