Friday, 28 August 2015

On the High Street .............

In the Dunfermline Journal and Advertiser for West Fife 100 years ago this weekend (to be specific the 28 August 1915 issue) 

This week I thought I would look at some of the many adverts for shops and services available in Dunfermline exactly 100 years ago:

Fancy a cup of tea?

Special value in Teas
Good household blend 2/- per lb
Indian and Ceylon blend 2/4 per lb
Darjeeling blend 2/8 per lb
Pure China tea 3/- per lb
Visit our new and up-to-date premises for high-class goods.
John McLelland & Co, Maygate, Telephone no 87

Visiting someone?  Why not take them a nice bouquet?


23 Bridge Street & 12 Guildhall Street
Finest fruits, flowers & confections
Orders by 'phone punctually attended to
'Phone 162

Have toothache?

Kimmet & MacLean Ltd
Dental rooms
New address - 92 High Street, Dunfermline
Branches - Cowdenbeath, Kinross, Lochgelly, Inverkeithing, Limekilns
Painless Extractions - 1/-

Need a piano to practice on?

Pianos, organs etc
Large stock of splendid, second-hand, all guaranteed 10 years
Note address - Whyte & Co, pianoforte saloon, Dunfermline and Inverkeithing

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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