Old Photograph Furbers Shop Elgin Scotland


Old photograph of Furbers Shop in Elgin, Moray, Scotland.



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Old Photograph Fountain High Streeet Dumfries Scotland


Old photograph of Scots by the fountain on the High Street in Dumfries, Scotland. It comprises a stone basin with a large and intricate cast iron structure above, which was manufactured by the Sun Foundry of Glasgow in 1882. The bottom basin is filled from spouts coming from the mouths of crocodiles held by four boys. This current structure replaces an earlier fountain here that was installed in 1851 to celebrate the piping of clean drinking water to the town from Lochrutton Loch, an act which greatly reduced the incidence of cholera.



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Old Photograph Fishing Boat Returning To Harbour St Andrews Fife Scotland


Old photograph of a fishing boat returning to the harbour in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. St Andrews harbour is an estuary haven formed in the tidal mouth of the Kinness Burn. A fishing harbour is mentioned as early as 1222, and another medieval record dates from 1363. The long pier was rebuilt in 1656 with stone largely taken from the Castle.



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Old Photograph Entrance Beveridge Park Kirkcaldy Fife Scotland


Old photograph of Scots at the entrance to Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. The park dates back to 1892, when Provost Michael Beveridge bequeathed 104 acres of Raith Estate to the people of Kirkcaldy. Born in Kirkcaldy in July 1836, as a young man Michael worked with an insurance company in London but, still in his 20s he went into business in his home town with James Shepherd, a native of Elgin. They started a new floorcloth factory, built in Factory Road, near the railway line, which was so successful that 12 years late they were able to move into linoleum production. They formed the Kirkcaldy Linoleum Company in 1877, beginning operations at Rosslyn Works, and within a few years they expanded into another two factories. In 1886, he was made Provost and served for four years until his death from pleurisy at the age of just 54.



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Old Photograph Dunimarle Castle Fife Scotland


Old photograph of Dunimarle Castle, located West of the centre of the village of Culross, Fife, Scotland. The original castle is now a ruin, but adjacent to it stands an 18th century building, borrowing its name, constructed by the Erskine family. The house was rebuilt by R & R Dickson in 1839. The surname Erskine was originally derived from the lands of Erskine, which is an area to the south of the River Clyde in Renfrew. The name is believed to be ancient or Old British for green rising ground. The Erskines were staunch supporters of the Clan Bruce. Sir Robert de Erskine was an illustrious and renowned figure of his time. King David II of Scotland appointed him keeper of the strategic Stirling Castle. In 1350 Sir Robert Erskine was appointed as Chamberlain of Scotland and justicar north of the Forth. Erskine was also one of the nobles who established the succession to the throne of King Robert II of Scotland, who was a grandson of the great Robert the Bruce and the first monarch of the Stewart dynasty in 1371.





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