Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Old Photograph Post Office Windygates Fife Scotland

Old photograph of horses and carts outside the Post Office in Windygates by Milton of Balgonie, Fife, Scotland. Windygates is a small Scottish village and surrounding district in central Fife. It encompasses the villages, hamlets and estates of Wellsgreen Farm, Little Lun Farm, Woodbank Farm, The Maw, a former farming community, Cameron, Isabella, Smithyhill, Cameronbridge, Bridgend, Durie Estate, Duniface Farm, Haughmill, a former weaving community, Drumcaldie, The Meetings, confluence of Rivers Leven and Ore, Bankhead of Balcurvie, Fernhill, Fernbank, both former farms, Balcurvie Village, a former weaving community, Little Balcurvie, Hawthorn Bank, Kennowayburns and Windygates Village itself. Housing demands of the 20th century brought all of these, almost forgotten identities, together into a district now commonly known as Windygates. The Windygates Hotel at the village cross was originally a coaching inn, and there were toll gates at the cross until the late 19th century, when the village grew to accommodate the nearby Cameron Bridge distillery.

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