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:D nice to be back xx

Original message added: September 12, 2012
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Looking over the old pictures, there is one at the school of 'Jan of the Windmill' which has no date. It is 1929. I have that picture as my Mother, Edna Peterson is standing around the middle with a star on her head and a long braid/ringlet hanging down over her left shoulder. I think she is holding a doll.

Reply from Iain Sommerville, webmaster:
Many thanks for that, Wendy. I've added your comments to the photo page.


Original message added: August 21, 2012
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Are there any Breslins or relatives of Breslins still in Burntisland who are related to Dennis Breslin and Elizabeth McQueen who lived there with their several children, including my grandfather, in the early part of the 20th century before moving to South Queensferry?

Original message added: May 22, 2012
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Hi,
My name is Debbie Westphalen. I'm researching my family history. I have a relative who came from Burntisland. His name was Andrew Campbell Kirk. The period I am searching is between 1800-1860. He came to Australia in the 1860's. I believe he was a carpenter.
I hope that someone can help me??

Cheers
Deb W


Original message added: February 17, 2012
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Jon Stewart from Alberta, Canada would like to re-establish contact with Allen Stutchbury (formerly of Barrow-in-Furness) now residing in Sydney, Australia. Hope to hear from you, Allen. Jon

Original message added: December 21, 2011
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Dear Iain,
We were delighted to find your website with so much information on it.
We visited Burntisland in the summer and were made very welcome in the Library and were amazed by the Parish church.
Our visit was to look for any connection with my great grandfather Daniel MacKinnon who was apprenticed to a shoe maker in 1851 and turned up in Liverpool 17 years later as a Master Mariner. His father also Daniel worked at the Distillery and the family lived in Young's Wynd, now Lothian Street. He had 5 brothers and 5 sisters so that someone in Burntisland may have him on their family tree. It would be fun to know more.

Reply from Iain Sommerville, webmaster:
Hi Barbara,

You'll by now have heard from my Heritage Trust colleague, John Burnett, with information about a branch of your family in Australia.

I've reorganised the family history page on the website (see under 'Data Sources') to make the section on tracing local relatives more obvious. It's now at the top of the page and contains a few other suggestions you might want to consider.

Good luck!

Iain


Original message added: November 19, 2011
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Blimey - idle moments on internet and I find Tom Plummer's article on the firm. I worked for a few months in 1964 before setting off on a career in science and the Royal Navy. I still remember that short time with fondness as they were long physical days with little stress. Long hours in the lorry alongside Miller Foy (from Rosyth) travelling the central belt, lunchtimes in the bookies, and long days in the plant shifting cases. Gave me a muscle build that made the physical side of my time in the navy relatively easy - so I suppose Plummer's set me on the trail to Commander. Mind you - working for £4 a week was a bit hard on the teenage lifestyle!
Nostalgia buttons pressed by your site - thank you.


Original message added: October 29, 2011
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My mum and dad bought a caravan in 1960 and it was sited at the Haugh Rd park next to the aluminium works until the mid 70's. We went there every Easter and Summer and my brother and I both loved it. Dad travelled to his work at Rosyth on the back of a local man's motor bike and it seemed like the sun shone all the time!!! Such happy days!I hope when I get to heaven it is Burntisland in the sixties!!! :!cool:

Original message added: October 11, 2011
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Our dad Tom (Tam) Cunningham worked most of his life in Burntisland: in the shipyard, the aluminium works and the fabricators.
Thanks for the Shippy section, its really very interesting and I can remember some stories he told us all about especially the ship that sank the company.

We were hoping to see lots of photos and hopefully some of our dad.Perhaps there are some of his old workmates that sent in more images?

Dad died in 1986 at 60 years old, far too young and we all miss him. Especially he only saw one grandchild and two of his kids getting married whereas there are now a son-in-law, a two daughter-in-laws and two step daughters along with four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. (I hope I got that right!)

Any stories and images would be great to see and read about.

Thanks

Tom Cunningham

Reply from Iain Sommerville, webmaster:
Thanks, Tom. All the shipyard material I've received is on the website. If you're interested, there's a chapter on the Shipyard in our book "Burntisland Voices". For details, please return to the Home page, and then you can access the Heritage Tust/Publications page from the main menu.
Iain


Original message added: September 30, 2011
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My father and his brother were born inBurntisland,he spoke of it fondly ,my Fathers name was Peter Rolland and his Brothers name was James ,I have been in touch with James,s son William ,iwas wondering if there were any more of his family still there ,like everyone else when my father was alive I never asked more

Original message added: September 23, 2011
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