Friday, 25 September 2015

Aberdour, Inverkeithing & Bonhill - falls, fever and a marriage

In the Dunfermline Journal and Advertiser for West Fife 100 years ago this weekend (to be specific the 25 September 1915 issue)
Labourer knocked down on the railway
While walking alomg the railway between Inverkeithing station and Rosyth on Friday night James Convey labourer, Naval Base Mansions, Jamestown, was overtaken by an engine.  He was knocked down and sustained a wound to his leg and serious injury to his head.  He was attended to by Drs Gordon and Aitken and was conveyed to the Dunfermline and West Fife Hospital. 
Fall into the harbour
On Saturday evening about 830 while David Stevens labourer, Naval Base Mansions, Jamestown was on his way home he accidentally walked into the harbour.  His cries were heard by Mr Henry Anderson vintner who along with John Nibble and John MacDonald went to his assistance.  A rope was procured and thrown to Stevens who failed to catch it.  MacDonald then went into the harbour, fastened the rope around the man's body and pulled him ashore.  Stevens was a little exhausted but recovered shortly afterwards and was none the worse of his immersion.  There is no fence at the harbour.  This is the second case of a man walking into the water within the last few weeks. 
There are a few cases of scarlet fever in the village at present all of them of a mild character.
End of holiday season
With the shortening day and lengthening night Aberdour is gradually returning to the state of quietness which prevails during the winter months.  The al fresco entertainers have departed and the spirnkling of visitors ? by the unusually mild weather to rmain is slowly dwindling.  The holiday season is now practicaly ended.
From battlefield to altar
On Saturday Gunner Hugh Lawrie RFA was married to Miss Euphemia Banks in the parish church by the Rev A M Houston.  The soldier came direct from the battlefield in France and left again on Wednesday.

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

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