|A brilliant photo of Bella Reid in her Happyland shop at 34 Melville Street in 1961
The Lochgelly Albert Colts under-18
side which carried all before them in the 1994-95 season, winning the Fife Cup and the League Cup as well as finishing League
champions. Back row (left to right) John Whitehead, Jason Kemp, Kevin Wilson, Eck Webster, Stuart Gibb, Colin Rushford, David
Stean, David Allan, Jimmy Hardie. Front row - Kenny Ingram, Neil Dryburgh, Brian McShane, Mark Reilly, Scott Pithie, Lee Drysdale
Happy families from
Prospect Place, an almost forgotten cul-de-sac off Cartmore Road which was demolished to make way for Wildridge Way.
The Muir family dominate the photo but it was Ronnie Hunter (later of Adam Place) who came up with a lot of names. Back row
(standing, left to right) Margaret Cox, Helen Kane, William McCulloch, John Muir, Betty Muir, David Muir, Anne Muir, Helen
Muir, Ronnie Hunter, Helen Nardone. Middle row (seated) May McCulloch with baby and Eileen Muir with her three children Rena,
Tom and Betty. Middle row (standing) Mary Davis, Stewart Davis, Alan Hunter. Front row George Nardone, James Muir jun and
John Kane. Background - James Muir sen, Tim Cox sen, Tim Cox jun, blank, blank, Betty Davis.
Trina (Herd) Keany sent me this photo of a gala day parade
in the 1950s. Iain Oates and Anne Herd are in the forefront with adult Jane Simpson while Doreen Penman and Mary McGregor
are in the row behind.
Annette (Muir) Goodwin sent me this photo of the Lochgelly
Schools Gala in 1956. Her sister, Helen Muir, is in the second row on the left.
The Churchmount Church brownie pack on a day trip with leaders
Jean Wilson (left) and Helen Thom. Nancy Archibald, Trina Herd, Janette Marnoch and Margaret Niven are in the back row
while Sheila Barr and Betty Barnes are in the middle row and Moira Muir is on the far left of the front row. Can anyone identify
The famous Lochgelly Ladies pipe band are seen in this picture
sent in by Alex McLay whose cousin Sheila Timmons adds "Next to my mother, Jean Brunton (nee McLay) on the far right, is Jean
Skedd (nee Simpson). At the extreme left of the back row is Jean Malloch (nee Harris) and next to her is Nan McMurray (nee
Wylie)." Mona Davidson and Cath Devlin are holding the drumsticks. Jean
Currie (nee Rafferty) is sitting next to Cath Devlin but can anyone identify the others?
BELOW - Another excellent picture of Lochgelly's pride and joy, sent
in by Jane Davies
Here they are again, the world championship winning Lochgelly
Ladies pipe band in this exceptionally clear photograph provided by Sheila Lawson.
sent in this picture of White Street with some local youngsters in 1939. Back row (from left) Irene Robertson, WC (Bill
Cargill?), Eck Dunsire, GM, David Dunsire, WM, Willie Leslie, GK (or H or L), Kathy Reid. Middle row - Willie Reid, Alec Sinclair and Andy Dunsire (both sitting), SA, Roy Whitehead, Rae (?) McLean. Front row - BLANK. Jimmy Kinnell, BLANK, Jessie Reid
Scoutmaster John Nisbet pictured with his Lochgelly
troop camping at Comrie circa 1950. Bill Beckett picked out himself in the middle row (second left) along with David
Cairns and Drew Carstairs. Alec Page is in the front row while on the left in the back row are Bill Paul and Bill Alexander. Can
anyone else help with the identity of the others?
Jim King (back row far left) sent me this picture of St
Andrews Church cup pack from around 1955. Also in the back row are Jim Nunn and Bob Paxton while Harry Muir is in
the middle row. David Lawrie, Peter Reid and Ian Cook are in the front row but anyone able to identify others in the photo
can contact me at Lochgelly@btinternet.com
|Lochgelly youngsters march along Main Street in the Victory Parade in 1945
|The staff all based at Lochgelly Police Station in 1959
Lochgelly Co-op Board of Management in 1956. Back row: J Butler, T Leitch,
W Adamson, R Whitehead, A Geddes. Middle row: R Gilfillan, J Dryburgh, S Miles, S Walkingshaw. Front row: T McLean, Mrs H Thom, D Arthur (President), C McEwan
(Managing Secretary), W Cook JP
A photo provided by Roy Whitehead of the Lochcraig
Parish Church cub pack taken around 1944. Dan Sutherland has identified the lady as Miss Hart (whose family had
a newsagents near the Queens Arms Hotel) and Dan Sutherland, Norman Crawford, Ian Hogg, Roy Whitehead, William
Beckett. Billy Scott is third from left in the third row. Can anyone name any of the others?
|Legendary Lochgelly couple Pete and Maggie Tosh
|Isobel Bernard and three of her pals at the Jenny Gray Colliery in the 1930s
|My wife Anne Fraser owned Lochgelly Post Ofice for 13 years
|The Post Office in Bank Street before it moved in October 2001
Dave Johnstone sent me this 1950 photo (above) of himself
and colleagues Jack Dryburgh and George Stewart along with Lochgelly's first mail van. Below - the PO sorting office staff
(from left) Alan Wright, Dave Johnstone, John Lee, Harry Farmer, Mary Kane and Tom Laing.
Margaret Parker sent me these photos
(above and below) of the office girls at the Co-op Central bakery in 1955 and also supplied most of the names. Above
(left to right) Isa Gordon,
Edith McPherson, Margaret Forbes, BLANK, Isobel Gilfillan, June Clark, Margaret Dickson, John Campbell and Christine
Kidd. Below - May Crowe,
Nan McKinlay and May Dean.