old cardenden

by john ross
(cardenden)

pit rows cardenden

pit rows cardenden

This is another old photo taken in the Cardenden area
It used to be where Cluny park now stands you can see Harleys farm in the background where we used to get our milk and Carden Cresent which are still there today I was born here in number thirteen front row .
The row running down the page where the two men are standing was the double block and Chrissie Harley's shop was half way down.
You can also see part of the front row and the middle row.
The railway line is just in the foreground and we used to sit at the attic window as kids and watch the steam trains go by with the coal from the pits as you had Brighills and Bowhill colliery on this line not to mention the Genny Grey the minto and a few others which lay towards Lochgelly and Lochore therefore this was the main line for the parish and still is today.
I think it is important to keep these old pics in circulation with as much info as possible as it is part of our heritage.

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Apr 14, 2017
nostalgia NEW
by: ron

60 Whitehall Avenue
. Then it changed to 2 Keir's Brae.the best place in the world for a wee lad to be born...The den, the prefabs,the lovely people.,

Mar 09, 2017
Cardenden NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi Stefan

I remember you well and June, I lived in the culdesac same time as you did I lived with my gran mrs gray, you would know me as Margaret Easton .

Mar 05, 2017
comments on byres and moyes NEW
by: tam vanbeck

l lived in cardenden when they stayed therelknew the whole family l would be 6or7 then l knew alice and Sandra as we all played together skipping ropes kick the can and cuddy give way then they moved south l think it was for work in the pits l lost a lot of friends this way. THE MORGANS MURRAYS WILSON MITCHELLS THE KIERS THAT WAS JUST A FEW BUT THEY WERE GOOD HAPPY TIMES NO MONEY BUT A GOOD LIFE.

Mar 05, 2017
comments on byres and moyes NEW
by: tam vanbeck

l lived in cardenden when they stayed therelknew the whole family l would be 6or7 then l knew alice and Sandra as we all played together skipping ropes kick the can and cuddy give way then they moved south l think it was for work in the pits l lost a lot of friends this way. THE MORGANS MURRAYS WILSON MITCHELLS THE KIERS THAT WAS JUST A FEW BUT THEY WERE GOOD HAPPY TIMES NO MONEY BUT A GOOD LIFE.

Mar 05, 2017
Suttie family NEW
by: EJ

I would be grateful if anyone could provide some information on the Suttie family, particularly around the late 1920s-early 1930s

Feb 16, 2017
Margaret Muir NEW
by: Anonymous

I replied some time ago about having Miss Muir as a teacher at Denend Primary School in the 1950's. she was inspiring and made such an impression on me. I would like to know more about her if that's possible and maybe even see a photograph. Thank you in anticipation.

Jan 27, 2017
June Suttie NEW
by: Jennifer Campbell

Hello Stefan
Sorry to hear of June's passing
I was one of her pupils in Cardenden along with Rosemary from age 4 until 15yrs where I then went on to the
Scottish Ballet School in Edinburgh
She was an excellent teacher making it fun, putting on dancing display's plus getting us through many exam's with good results
My group of pal's I danced along side were Elizabeth Holmes,
Isa Wotherspoon,& Sheena Gillis
Once again sorry for your loss
Jennifer ( Warwickshire

Jan 15, 2017
mister NEW
by: drew davidson

i am 69 years old 70 in feb 9th i have lived in dundonald most of my life stayed in cardenden for four years and take a great interest in photos of the village

Dec 25, 2016
June Suttie NEW
by: Stefan

Rosemary,
Thank you for your lovely comments about June Suttie. She taught Dancing up until 5 years ago. Sadly she passed away on 21 of December 2016

Dec 25, 2016
June Suttie NEW
by: Stefan

Thanks for your lovely comments about June Suttie. She taught Dancing up until 5 years ago. Sadly she passed away on 21 of December 2016

Nov 19, 2016
Paterson Family NEW
by: John

Does anyone remember the Paterson family from Dundonald Den? My Great Grandfather was William Paterson. He apparently was a singer and entertainer during WW1 he had a son called Alexander who married a lady called Helen Donaldson who's daughter then went on to marry a David Fairley.

Nov 15, 2016
Suttie Family NEW
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember The suttie family from Cardenden may have had the shop & fostered children.

Sep 20, 2016
Miss Muir teacher at Denend Primary NEW
by: Anonymous

I remember Miss Muir. She was my teacher in primary 7 and I thought she was wonderful!

Sep 06, 2016
Ritchie NEW
by: Anonymous

My late grandma was Isabella Ritchie and her parents were William and Jane Ritchie. They first lived at Dundonald Lye in Auchterderran, then Cluny village.

Wondering if anyone has any connections to them

Thank you

Sep 03, 2016
Woodend golf club NEW
by: Anonymous

My family lived at a semi detached property next to the golf club from 1938 to 1949 which was owned by my grandfather and I attended school at auchterderran primary. An aunt, Margaret Muir taught at Denend school and was involved in a local cub pack. Does anyone remember her?

Aug 10, 2016
Starting a family tree NEW
by: Sean Moyes

My family on my Mothers side are from Cardenden.

My grandmother is Alice Byers and she married Peter Moyes

My grandmother did go to Canada when she was young. but returned to Bowhill around 1934 . She lived in the double block. At that time.
She was also in the WRAF during the war and lived on Carden castle park.
My grandmother and grandfather had the following children.
Murial Anne Moyes
Christina Moyes
Sandra Moyes
Alice Moyes
Elizabeth Moyes
Peter Moyes

I'm really interested in both the Byers and Moyes so if anybody has any recollection of the names please let me know.



Jul 18, 2016
Cardenden Railway Station NEW
by: David Murray


Sunnyside Road & Railway Station
by: David Murray

I was born in a 'prefab' on Sunnyside Road, Cardenden in 1950. My father also worked at Cardenden Station before joining the army in 1939. I'd like to hear from anyone who either lived on Sunnyside Road c.1950 or worked on the station pre-war, particularly if they have any photographs.Also would like to acquire one of the cast-iron seat nameplates from the railway station.
email: info@cinerail.com

Jul 09, 2016
The SuIttie Family NEW
by: Rosemary McKechnie

June Suttie had a Dance School & I remember her brother being killed in an accident at Bowhill Pit.Her Mum must have married again, as she had younger siblings whose second name was Davidson.

Jul 08, 2016
Ritchie NEW
by: Anonymous

To John Ross looking for Ritchie family

It may not be same, but my mum and gran were both Ritchies from Cardenden. If you want to leave your email, we can try to connect to see if same Ritchies My great grandad was William Ritchie, a coal miner

Jun 03, 2016
John Ross - My Cousin Married a Ritchie NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi John - my Cousin Brenda Kerr is married to one of the Ritchie family and still lives in Cardenden. If you give me your Email information I will pass onto her for you. Best regards Maureen Locke, Phoenix, Arizona

Jun 03, 2016
john ross looking for ritchie family NEW
by: leslie ritchieAnonymous

to John Ross your site looking for families by the name of Ritchie my father in law was born bowhill cardenden but now lives in Southampton he would like to hear from you

May 24, 2016
Happy Memories NEW
by: Rosemary McKechnie

I was born in Bowhill & we moved to Cardenden when I was a year old.We lived in Carden Crescent & my grandparents lived in The Front Row-Fred & Kate Smith,along with their children.Apparently.everyone ran for my Gran if there was any kind of help needed.Sadly,she died when I was only a month old in October 1945.
There were many fine people around at the time & I have many happy memories.
My Auntie & Uncle,ECK&JENNY SMITH lived above Chrissie Harley's shop in the Double Block.
My Mum & Dad were Ben & Molly McKechnie.I had a brother Ben who was 15years older than me.
June Suttie was a dance teacher & put me forward for a scholarship to The Royal Ballet.Which I got.
Greatful for that!!Iam very proud to have come from Cardenden.A small village with a BIG heart.

May 01, 2016
mrs NEW
by: carol roberts

does any one remember jessie kelly my gran eric mccafferty roberta kellymy mum davina kelly they were twins

Apr 10, 2016
long lost cousins NEW
by: elizabethAnonymous

anyone remember the thomson family lost touch with sheila and anne

Mar 27, 2016
Station House, Cardenden NEW
by: John Milne Grantham

Hello. My grandparents lived in Cardenden for many years, as my granddad was station master on Cardenden railway station for several years around 1956 onwards until they retired to Dundonald Avenue (or street?) They were called Liz and Charles Milne. The station was burnt down after they retired, as they lived in the house on the station. I went there many times as a child. Does anybody remember them? email: johngrantham747@gmail.com

Feb 11, 2016
BJ - Beveridge family NEW
by: Ken

Hi BJ,
Thank you so much for making contact. It would be great to hear from you too. Maybe you could email me at:
kenandlindabeveridge@gmail.com

Feb 09, 2016
Ken - Beveridge Family NEW
by: B.J

Ken,

My mother was a daughter of Isabella Beveridge who also lived in Gilmore Place in the Jamphlers. Be nice to hear from you as this is certainly the same family.

Jan 06, 2016
Middle Row and Double Block NEW
by: Sheena MarrAnonymous

Hi John Ross thank you for this picture. I was born at 11 Middle Row then moved to 8 Double Block where my mum Chrissie Harley had her shop after my dad was killed in 1948.
I remember the people there with fondness it was a great community and I remember your family well

Nov 18, 2015
4th streetbowhill
by: Anonymous

can anybody tell me where 4th street bowhill was or the area it it just now

Nov 06, 2015
my friend jimmy
by: john(jock) devlin

I had a dear friend Jimmy (wee pearl) moffat I lost touch with him in 1970 when I moved from rosyth to Airdrie.
We worked together for about 2 years in the dockyard in sorry I lost contact with such a great friend

Sep 30, 2015
robertson
by: Anonymous

born in the jamphlars in 1956 in the old ploices house there was an old pig farm up on the right hand side and a loch across from the old house I wood love to see an old picture of the place I was bonr inas I have no pitures of it

Sep 30, 2015
robertson
by: alex

born 1956 in the old police house on the way into cardenden just down from the old pigfarm and across from the we loch love 2 c an old picture of it as I have none

Sep 12, 2015
McCairn Family bowhill
by: Ean McCairn

Does anyone remember the McCairn Family, the riellys and the ritchie family. Would love to here from anyone

Sep 07, 2015
re cook the barber
by: Anonymous

I am cookie the barbers granddaughter who had the barbers in cardenden .They left cardenden in Jan 1959 but sadly he died in the March 1959 .my gran meg cook died in 1985 .my auntie vina also died in 1980 at the age of 39 from cancer.l am margo s daughter.sadly l didn't get to meet my grandad but heard that he was a lovely man .

Aug 28, 2015
Beveridge family, Cardenden
by: Ken

Rosemary,
In 1925 my grandfather, Alexander Beveridge was living at Gilmour Place, Jamphlars Road, Cardenden when at age 20 he left for Australia.
Would be very grateful to know if we are talking of the same family.
Ken,
Victoria,Australia.

Aug 16, 2015
Molly Brown
by: Anonymous

Molly Brown, I lived over the garden from your Mum and Dad. No 13 the Park . I still see your sister Betty occasionally. I remember the family, your Mum was a lovely wee person. I live in Kirkcaldy now, I think the last time I saw you was at school. Met Freda at Cameron Hospital when my Dad was admitted there,( over 20 years ago). Was good to hear from you. Take care. x


Aug 13, 2015
from the raws
by: alan mitchell

tam cook signed my birth certificate by hand and my dads occupation as stripper.
what happened to the website that was all about the village and was run by the stupid woman who sold her own jewlery on it.she had the hide to kick me off...

Aug 08, 2015
cooks
by: Anonymous

Who remembers the cooks ? They had a barber shop

Jul 25, 2015
hi
by: Anonymous

Cheers

Jul 25, 2015
pancho
by: Anonymous

nettie loonans shop was next to piots hotel ,, hairdressers

Jul 24, 2015
Old Photos of Bowhill Cardenden Fife
by: Maureen Locke

There are several Facebook Groups you can join. Just look up Cardenden, Bowhill or Lochgelly on search in Facebook and it will give you several groups to join. I myself have a Cardenden Group on Facebook and have loads of old photographs of the area. Check it out. Regard, Maureen Locke

Jul 24, 2015
auld photos
by: Anonymous

Cannie get photos of cardenden

Jul 24, 2015
George barnes
by: Anonymous

looking for auld photos of cardenden to show my wife and barns cheers

Jul 02, 2015
Sunnyside Road
by: David Murray

I was born in a 'prefab' on Sunnyside Road, Cardenden in 1950. My father also worked at Cardenden Station before joining the army in 1939. I'd like to hear from anyone who either lived on Sunnyside Road c.1950 or worked on the station pre-war, particularly if they have any photographs.

Jul 01, 2015
Emily Kane
by: Jennifer King

I am trying to find out about my Dad's mum, Emily Lynsay King (nee Kane) who was married to John Henry King, a miner. My dad Bill (William) was born at 30 First Street. Bowhill, 4th August,1914.They also had Better, Emily and Catherine. Would love any info re Emily Kane's family and to see a photo of that address if anyone can help. Thanks

Jun 19, 2015
Nettie Loonans shop
by: Anonymous

Yes as far as I can remember her shop was next to soda fountain.

Jun 18, 2015
Nettie loonan
by: Gordon McCrae

Can any tell where nettie loonan shop was first was it next to the soda fountain

Jun 06, 2015
re-anonymous
by: sam carroll

hi- thanks for your contact. much appreciated.
I've been Inco tact with family in Cardenden
I get yearly calendars and mags such as cardenden then & now they have lots of old photos
and info, I just found out that my brother in-law Dave Doig,is on the History committee .
So if any of you Cardenians, would like info
you could write to the (History Group Corrie Centre Carden Ave. Cardenden, Fife Scotland.) Dave will only be too pleased to help The Corrie Centre was once the School up the top of Carden Ave. I lived from 1951 in 106 Carden Ave until I joined the N>Z> Forces in 1959

Jun 05, 2015
researching my family
by: Margaret

I'm looking for descendants of Robert Gordon (B.1898) and Jeanie Robertson Wishart Leitch! Some of his siblings are Jeanie Huchinson Gordon, Elizabeth Corrigan Gordon, George Nisbet Gordon, Frank Gordon, John Gordon. They lived in Cardenden and Lochgelly! I think some of them coalminers.

May 26, 2015
i new cardenden well
by: sam carroll

I was born Forth Park May 6th 1936 lived in the
miners raws either 12th or 16th street was the bairn when we moved up to dundonald park no.50.
we had the browns staying at no.52 up the top of the lane Chell was a good friend of mine,he had a brother called Tom Curly who was a drummer in Dundoald Pipe band Curly died in Canada my neighbors in Dundonald were Moyes Harvey they had a son killed on a bicycle he out training Powells Scott Buchanns Cherrys Peastons Simpsons Conways Penmans Duncarstan the minister Carswells Shields So many more I now stay in N>Z. ps. Chellalsob had a younger sister
Freda another good mate was COCO Dewar who passed away last year we called ourselves the A.B.C.D. gang Arnold Brown Carroll Dewar

Mar 12, 2015
For Marilyn re Brown family
by: Molly

Hi Marilyn, you are my cousin. My dad and mum was your Uncle Mitcell and Aunt Winnie. My elder sister Betty used to come over and stay with you in Dundee. I remember my Uncle Tom and Aunt Ina well. Are you still in America.x

Mar 12, 2015
Brown family
by: Molly

Yes Marilyn my dad was your Uncle Mitchell and my mum was Auntie Winnie. I had 2 sisters, Betty and Freda and 6 brothers. Tom, John,Mitchell ,Curly(Willliam) Ronald and Peter. Curly passed away but everyone else still lives in Fife. Mitchell still stays in Bowhill. You were in America the last we heard. I remember visiting my Uncle Tom and Aunt Ina and all your family in Dundee. Hope you are well. X

Mar 12, 2015
Brown family
by: Molly

Yes Marilyn my dad was your Uncle Mitchell and my mum was Auntie Winnie. I had 2 sisters, Betty and Freda and 6 brothers. Tom, John,Mitchell ,Curly(Willliam) Ronald and Peter. Curly passed away but everyone else still lives in Fife. Mitchell still stays in Bowhill. You were in America the last we heard. I remember visiting my Uncle Tom and Aunt Ina and all your family in Dundee. Hope you are well. X

Mar 12, 2015
For Marilyn who lived with my gran and grandad Brown
by: Molly Brownn

You are my cousin my dad was Mitchell Brown. I was called after my Grannie Brown. Your mum and dad were Uncle Tom and Aunt Ina. We visited you in Dundee quite a few times.You went to America. Their was Eleanor,Thane,Donny and Sheena if I remember correctly.

Mar 12, 2015
For Marilyn who lived with my gran and grandad Brown
by: Molly Brownn

You are my cousin my dad was Mitchell Brown. I was called after my Grannie Brown. Your mum and dad were Uncle Tom and Aunt Ina. We visited you in Dundee quite a few times.You went to America. Their was Eleanor,Thane,Donny and Sheena if I remember correctly.

Jan 16, 2015
to andrew crichton
by: john martin

your mother and father were friends with my mother and father and also Andrew Johnston and his wife who were responsible for the swimming club in cardenden contact no 01506882836

Jan 13, 2015
Ritchie family
by: Anonymous

Hi the Ritchie family that is mentioned here is my family. My gran and Di lived in corner house just of Silverton drive (Murray knowe) my dad was the oldest son of William. His name is also William. Sharonhritchie@gmail.com

Dec 01, 2014
Bowhill Colliery Silver Band
by: Sandy Blair

Having lived in Cardenden until 11years old and then moving to Yorkshire I became involved with the great brass band tradition there. Recently I have thought about was there any history of the pit Siver Band and my sister Helen thought I should try an enquiry online. I've got sme history of facts but would anyone have family connections' stories or photographs relating to the band. I remember hearing them at the 'pit treat' around 64/65.Any comments would be really helpful.

Nov 20, 2014
denend school
by: Anonymous

Hi, can anyone give me info about denend school history please. It's for my son's homework.who was the headteacter, what classrooms looked like Tec. Thankyou

Nov 20, 2014
denend school
by: Anonymous

Hi, can anyone give me info about denend school history please. It's for my son's homework.who was the headteacter, what classrooms looked like Tec. Thankyou

Oct 24, 2014
Cared den
by: Andrew Crichton

My Gran and Grandad lived at the bottom of Carden Avenue. Andrew and Flora Crichton many happy memories.

Sep 04, 2014
I REMEMBER THE RITCHIE FAMILY
by: Anonymous

Hi there I remember the Ritchie Family on Silverton Drive Bowhill a house on the corner in the 1960's. If this is the same Family that you are looking for you can Email me at britbeau@yahoo.com.

I used to visit my Grand parents with lived on Silverton Drive in my Summer holidays as a wee one. Plus you may wish to join one of the Cardenden Facebook pages as there are a great deal of historical postcards, photographs and memories of the area.

Aug 27, 2014
Ritchie
by: June

anyone know the Ritchie family, Spittal family and Aitken family born in Cardenden....many. many years ago...Woodbine Cottage

Aug 27, 2014
Remember
by: Anonymous

anyone remember the Spittal family, the Ritchie Family and the Aitken Family all from Cardenden

Aug 04, 2014
suttie
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember suttie family?

Aug 04, 2014
cardenden
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember the suttie family from cardenden
..lived there in the 70's ?

Aug 04, 2014
cardenden
by: Anonymous

Anyone remember the suttie family from cardenden
..lived there in the 70's ?

Jul 28, 2014
Hiya
by: alan bell

Hiya Hugh Bernard nice to hear that someone remembers my family :)

Jul 28, 2014
Cardenden
by: Marilyn

I was born at School Lane in 1939 lived with my Grandparents Thomas and Mary Brown. We moved to Dundee in 1945 when my Dad returned from the war. The the rest of my family, the Browns and the Duncans moved to Dundonald. Does anyone remember these families?

Jul 28, 2014
Cardenden
by: Marilyn

I was born at School Lane in 1939 lived with my Grandparents Thomas and Mary Brown. We moved to Dundee in 1945 when my Dad returned from the war. The the rest of my family, the Browns and the Duncans moved to Dundonald. Does anyone remember these families?

Jul 18, 2014
Cardenden
by: Kate Corstorphine

Hello: My father was born in Cardenden in 1903 and I believe he attended Cardenden primary school. Down the mine after that and then to Canada. Served from 1939 to 1945 in The Royal Canadian Artillery as a gun sargent. I have no photos of him as a boy so if anyone know where I can get old schoo photos I would love to see them.

Thanks Kate

Jul 03, 2014
Cardenden
by: Anonymous

Anyone know the Richie family

Jul 03, 2014
The Bells
by: Hugh Bernard

I knew the bells very well, stayed in No3 c ave
Auld Georgie Bell used to weigh my potatoes into
3lb & 5lb bags for my fruit van.

Jul 03, 2014
Old Cardenden
by: Kate

Hello: Searching for anyone who might have known of the Corstorphine family in Auchterderran.

Jan 17, 2014
Bell Family
by: alan bell

I was just looking through my old photos and found my dads dunfermlin and districkt savings bank card. I knew he was from cardenden but from the card I have found out he lived at 5 carden avenue. does anyone remember my dad or any of the bells from cardenden ? I remember going there on school holidays as we had to move to yorkshire in about 1965 for the pits

Nov 24, 2013
Re Burnt House
by: Cecilia wallace

I think Eric McCafferty stayed in that house with his Gran before it was burnt down.

Sep 19, 2013
BEVERIDGE FAMILY
by: Rosemary

Would like to hear of anyone who knew my dad's family, BEVERIDGE.

Jul 08, 2013
Van Becks
by: Grace

Mary I can help with some of your Beveridge relatives I have been doing my family tree "the Smith's" of Dundonald and see that we are related through Andrew van Beck you can reach me at grace.bramm58@googlemail.com

Mar 24, 2013
Double Block
by: Hugh Ross

I was born in the Double Block in January 1947 and as a boy used to play underneath the Gas Lamp post at the top end of the Double Block next to the wall of Woodbine Cottages.

The person on the left of the photograph standing in the garden is definitely Jimmy Inglis, who lived there for many years with his widowed mother and afterwards on his own when she passed away.

I think the photograph was taken in the 1950's and I may well have been there on the day it was taken. If I am correct, the person standing to the right of Jimmy is my father "Wull" Ross. If you look closely you can just make out 2 children playing near the end of the Double Block. One of them is probably me. The reason I remember it so well is that there was a debate as to whether I too should appear in the photograph, next to Jimmy and my dad, but the photographer decided that it would be a better picture if I wasn't in it!

Feb 28, 2013
MY LIFE IN FIFE.AND NEED TO KNOW OF THE BURNT HOOSE
by: Wullie Crawford

Hi,Not really a true Fifer,My mother Marion(Murn) myself and younger sister Margaret who was born 1942 and myself 1939 Mother remarried after the war and into the Fotheringham family,we resided at 14x16th street with to became Auntie Chrissie Moyes and Family Frank and Hannah(Probably No12x16th there was what was known as " The Burnt Hoose"Could some of the older readers confirm this)...It was a great time in the Raws while it lasted that year 1947 never to be forgotten a great time in the deep snow and sledging at the Daisy Field, the stompin grounds Craigs and East Craigs,the family the moved to 180 CCP where after The Raws met another lot of friends and had some good fun around the Den,Dookie Dam was aye popular, and met a lot of pals fae Dundonld in that area...Can mind we didn"t stay to long in CCP they were new houses but the raws were knocked doon and we moved to Kirkburn Drive,I started work in Bowhill SurfaceTable laddies and women.after the accident on the Bing i volountered to go up the bing help tipping the boggies,time came to go below ground and worked as wood laddie 5 of us Francy Sharp was the con...Stuck that for 2 years left the pits and rather than get conscripted i joined up,got married to Kirkcaldy girl(Met at the Burma) and lost touch with all my friends from A.B.C.and D...Certainly would like to know if that Burnt Hoose in The Raws 16th Street really existed..

Feb 22, 2013
New Doubleblock
by: Eck Wallace

Hi All, Just reminising when I read all of the comments about the old Doubleblock days,we were part of the new Doubleblock as we were first to be rehoused in the new flats at Cluny Park from the miners rows in Bowhill.does any of you remember our gang which consisted Twinnie Wallaces Eck and Jock,Billy Fitzimmons(fitzie),Bobby and Sandy Hamilton,Alfie Davie and Jim,Alan Campbell,James Brady(Pie).Our jaunnts were usually the Easties or the Blackwids or allong the ore ti Clunie.

Nov 18, 2012
family tree
by: john

Hi,
My mother was Jane Richie from Cardenden, would appreciate anyone who knew her.





























































































Oct 16, 2012
My memories of Dundonald
by: Molly BrownAnonymous

I was born in Dundonald in 1944 and have many happy memories of playing round the Den swinging on the rope swing across the Ore. My mum was Winnie and my dad was Mick he worked in Bowhill Pit I had 6 brothers and 2 sisters and we were a happy bunch. My brother Chell still lives in Bowhill. We lived in Dundonald Park and I played paldies, chap door and run, skipping ropes and we spent many a long happy day up the Mairs and were fascinated by the big hole up at Rabbits Raw which apparently was caused by a bomb being dropped during the war.Was that fact or fiction!The tinkies used to camp up in that area and the women used to go round the doors selling paper flowers. We used to use them to decorate our baskets when we sold poppies round the doors. I loved Denend school and remember Andrew McAndrew, Gordon Dickson, Anthony Turner and I meet up monthly with a few girls that were in my class. We walked to Lochgelly loch via Shawsmill and had some great times.What lovely memories. We played outside for hours and were as happy as larry. Changed days indeed. KELVIN

Oct 16, 2012
My memories of Dundonald
by: Molly BrownAnonymous

I was born in Dundonald in 1944 and have many happy memories of playing round the Den swinging on the rope swing across the Ore. My mum was Winnie and my dad was Mick he worked in Bowhill Pit I had 6 brothers and 2 sisters and we were a happy bunch. My brother Chell still lives in Bowhill. We lived in Dundonald Park and I played paldies, chap door and run, skipping ropes and we spent many a long happy day up the Mairs and were fascinated by the big hole up at Rabbits Raw which apparently was caused by a bomb being dropped during the war.Was that fact or fiction!The tinkies used to camp up in that area and the women used to go round the doors selling paper flowers. We used to use them to decorate our baskets when we sold poppies round the doors. I loved Denend school and remember Andrew McAndrew, Gordon Dickson, Anthony Turner and I meet up monthly with a few girls that were in my class. We walked to Lochgelly loch via Shawsmill and had some great times.What lovely memories. We played outside for hours and were as happy as larry. Changed days indeed. KELVIN

Oct 16, 2012
My memories of Dundonald
by: Molly BrownAnonymous

I was born in Dundonald in 1944 and have many happy memories of playing round the Den swinging on the rope swing across the Ore. My mum was Winnie and my dad was Mick he worked in Bowhill Pit I had 6 brothers and 2 sisters and we were a happy bunch. My brother Chell still lives in Bowhill. We lived in Dundonald Park and I played paldies, chap door and run, skipping ropes and we spent many a long happy day up the Mairs and were fascinated by the big hole up at Rabbits Raw which apparently was caused by a bomb being dropped during the war.Was that fact or fiction!The tinkies used to camp up in that area and the women used to go round the doors selling paper flowers. We used to use them to decorate our baskets when we sold poppies round the doors. I loved Denend school and remember Andrew McAndrew, Gordon Dickson, Anthony Turner and I meet up monthly with a few girls that were in my class. We walked to Lochgelly loch via Shawsmill and had some great times.What lovely memories. We played outside for hours and were as happy as larry. Changed days indeed. KELVIN

Jul 12, 2012
Memory lane
by: Andy Warrender

I was born at No. 21 Eighteen Steet and lived there untill the age of 15 when on my first shift at Bowhill Colliery I went home to our spanking new home at 82 Carden Castle Park.Sudied at Cowdenbeath Mining School and got my First Class Colliery Managers Certificate. Also trained in Mines Rescue. Worked with Pete Grant on developing the new locomotive mine to connect up with the new No.3 shaft. We left to work in the Frances, Dysart. After gaining my managers ticket I transferred to the Michael Colliery ay East Wemyss. Would like to hear from old work mates. Contact: 4u.andy @ talktalk. net.

Jun 10, 2012
cardenden
by: Anonymous

My Grandad used to run the dancing at the miners institute.

Jun 10, 2012
cardenden
by: Anonymous

My Grandad used to run the dancing at the miners institute.

Jun 06, 2012
fifrt
by: alex eck anderson

hi all u fifer in bowhillfrom the U S A GERBIL

Jun 06, 2012
fifrt
by: alex eck anderson

hi all u fifer in bowhillfrom the U S A GERBIL

Jun 06, 2012
fifrt
by: alex eck anderson

hi all u fifer in bowhillfrom the U S A GERBIL

Apr 19, 2012
Remember my parents
by: Anne Rutherford nee Burns

Hi There
Does anyone remember my parents, Chae (Charles) and Barbara (Bab) we lived in Dundonald the first row number 5 then we moved to MurrayKnowe in Bowhill.

Apr 19, 2012
Remember my parents
by: Anne Rutherford nee Burns

Hi There
Does anyone remember my parents, Chae (Charles) and Barbara (Bab) we lived in Dundonald the first row number 5 then we moved to MurrayKnowe in Bowhill.

Apr 19, 2012
Remember my parents
by: Anne Rutherford nee Burns

Hi There
Does anyone remember my parents, Chae (Charles) and Barbara (Bab) we lived in Dundonald the first row number 5 then we moved to MurrayKnowe in Bowhill.

Nov 01, 2011
Carden Castle Park
by: Peter Wilson

Interesting to read the comments here by by David Philip and 206 CCP where he was born. I think you moved from there to an upstairs flat, where we lived below you for a few years before swapping with a relative of yours. We moved to 206 CCP while I think it might have been your Grandad moved to the flat below you. If I am right you had an older brother called William. I think that you might have gone to school with my younger bropther William (Wilson).Of course I might be totally wrong here and if so |I do apologise however I did live at 206 Carden castle Park from around 1964 to 1969 before leaving to join the army. If you would like to contact me(or anyone who might know me from around that time please drop me a line at peterwilson06@blueyonder.co.uk

Nov 01, 2011
Re David Philip
by: Peter Wilson

Did you move to an upstairs flat after 206 CCP.There was a Philips lived above us before we swapped our flat for 206 CCP with a relative of Mr and Mrs Philips (Upstairs) I can't for the life of me recall the name of the street that the flats were on.If I am right you would have an older brother whose name I think was william and you might have gone to school with my younger brother also William (Wilson)If I am right and you want to contact me, you can find me at peterwilson06@blueyonder.co.uk.If I am wrong Oh well!!!

Oct 10, 2011
vanbecks
by: mary

hi ccp
sorry to take so long to answer you.
thank you so much for taking the time to let me know about robert and your gran christina.
i dont remember my grandad thomas as i was only 1 when he died but have heard lots of stories about him.
mary

Aug 21, 2011
Cardenden - Vanbeck
by: CCP

Mary
My grandmother (Christina) was a Vanbeck, her father was Robert, brother of your GGF Andrew, their parents were George Vanbeck and Mary Fraser. My grans father died at the age of 35 in 1903 when my gran was only 5 and her mother died at the age of 44 in 1912 when my gran was only 14, she married my grandad (Alex Cowan) in 1920 in Bowhill and they lived in Balgreggie Park, she moved to Dundonald some time after my grandads death.
Cheers

Jul 18, 2011
cardenden
by: mary

just found this site.my mums family came from cardenden and i have loads of happy memories from there.
my gran and grandad were thomas and peggy vanbeck.
their children were mary,andrew,mag,pearl and pete. my mum was mary she died in 1972 aged 44yrs.
my brothers are ronnie,jimmy and jock johnston.
i am trying to find out about my gran her name was margaret mcqueen pratt johnston and she had a brother robert johnston i think he was an insurance man.
i know my grandads parents were andrew and isabella{beveridge} hope someone can help.
great site

May 19, 2011
Perth
by: Anonymous

No sorry
i cant recall what happend
Hugh Bernard

May 18, 2011
cardenden/perth.
by: Anonymous

Janine wilson nee paterson.do you remember your time in perth.??.


Apr 29, 2011
Family Tree
by: Anonymous

Sorry no rel I was just looking up for
Sheena daykin
thanks just the same.
Hugh Bernard

Apr 28, 2011
Tracing Family Tree - Jessie Herd Dunigan
by: Sheena Daykin

Read comments by Jennifer Howard and Hugh Bernard of 2009. I have discovered a marriage of Jessie Herd Dunigan in New Zealand in 1922. Is this your Jessie?

Thankyou

Feb 24, 2011
Cardenden
by: Hugh Bernard

Hi dave remember me .

Feb 24, 2011
CCP
by: Dave Smart

I have just found this site, great memories, and I recognise many of the names. We lived at 16 CCP, Irene, David, Janice, Iain and Monica. I left Cardenden in 1961 to join the Royal Air Force.

Dave

Feb 14, 2011
Cluny Park
by: Hugh Bernard

Hi Janine
Yes I stayed in no 9 Cluny Park we moved there
from the back row, When we moved there we had to
walk on planks of wood as there was no foot paths.
It was a very nice house I remember it well.
Hugh Bernard

Nov 16, 2010
Double Block
by: JANINE WILSON

To Hugh Bernard,
Funny to think you stayed in 9 Cluny Park - that's where I stay now LOL.

I was born in 252 Carden Castle Park, now number 17 in 1953. My maiden name was Paterson. I am the younger sister of Peter Margaret and Roy Martin.

Oct 27, 2010
To adam blair Cardenden
by: By Alec Balfour

Hope I have found the right man ( the good looking chap)

We shared a few good years together in the early 1940's

get in touch with me on asbalfour@waitrose.com

I attended Auchterderran school from 1933- 1942

Oct 23, 2010
Pit Row
by: Dean G

My Grandfathers Alexander Inglis address before he married was 11 , Fourteenth Street Bowhill , Cardenden.,
So I assume it was one of the cottages located near the colliery.
Thank you for the informative web page.

Oct 21, 2010
Tales frae the raws by Michael Philip
by: Adam Blair

Re your post about the album you put together I would very much like to know where I could get this. Grateful if you could help

Sep 15, 2010
to Gillian Foster
by: Margaret Ewles

Dear Gillian
I think your grandparents are my Uncle Wull and aunty teen. If you want to get in touch for information my email is davidewles@btconnet.com.

Aug 23, 2010
Tales Frae The Raws
by: Michael Philip


An album I put together with Barbie McCormack
with songs, poems and music about Cardenden miners plight great days for us kids then. If you remember Cardenden in 1950/60's it's worth having mdphlip@aol.com

Track 1 19 Streets
2 Bill Blake's March to Bowhill
3 A Miners Lass
4 The Butercup Waltz
5 Bowhill Colliery
6 The Dookie Dam
and more 15 track in all, Michael Philip

Jun 20, 2010
Carden Castle Park
by: Moira Wood (Anderson)

Hi

I lived at 194 Carden Castle Park for a while then moved to 266 Carden Castle Park (now no.3) would be good to hear from anybody who remembers me. I remember the Dicksons, the Prestons, the Wotherspoons, Sinclairs, Robbies, who all lived in that street when I was little.

May 12, 2010
Help
by: DAVID PHILIP

Anybody from Carden Castle Park?
I was born at no. 206 in 1954... I can remember a large pampas grass growing in the front garden and auld Davy Plilip, my grandad, who worked down the pits.

Apr 16, 2010
Cardenden on Facebook
by: Elaine

As Mike mentioned, please all of you join the Cardenden page on Facebook. It is full of photos and titbits from past and present residents of Cardenden. I am a genealogist and have researched lots of Cardenden families including my own. I may be able to help those of you researching families. I don't know how to respond to you here. Hope to see you all there.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=107164098210

Apr 15, 2010
Tomboy Antics
by: Ann Hunter

My primary school years were spent playing fifba' with David,Alan and Barney,Mickey,keith,Jimmy amongst others.Also playing roond the den and walking to Lochgelly Loch on hot summer days.I will never forget these days nor the other kids I grew up .

Of course I then had to 'grow up and be a girl' and my mates then became Yanky,Moley Margo,Helen etc In came the 70's with BCR'S,Donny,Suzi Q,Flares,long collars,Charlies Angels and Kojak !!

So here's to us ,we who are now in our late 40's/50yrs.Those past years seem only a moment ago,don't they ?

Apr 13, 2010
Cardenden Memories
by: michael wallace(father is chum wallace)

If you log into Facebook you can join a group called Residents of Cardenden past and present. Lots of old pictures and comments from people.

Apr 09, 2010
school photo
by: Ronald Mcgregor Patrick

It would be nice to hear from or hear about the school kids on the photo I posted on Friends Reunited. ( Cardenden 1964 )

Apr 05, 2010
Born 1949, 86 Whitehall Ave
by: Chas Brown

Immigrated to Australia in 1955. Still here, living in Newcastle NSW 2285.

My mother's name was Webster - I would love to meet any relatives.

Mar 25, 2010
old cardenden
by: dell boy

The best Fish and Chips were from Jumbo Burkes van parked near Henderson's shop. Remember the smells from Pipers Pig Farm? Can you imagine that today? The Dookie Dam round the den was pure bliss on a warm day. I remember them well.

Mar 25, 2010
Childhood Memories
by: dell boy

What about Jumbo Burkes Fish and Chip van, the best takeaway ever. Having a swim in the Dookie Dam in the den was something else, not to mention the smell from Pipers Pig Farm: pure nostalgia.

Mar 10, 2010
Whitehall Avenue 1957-1966
by: Ronald Patrick

When the pits shut, my dad brought us to South Yorkshire.... I was only 9 and still go to Cardenden every chance I get.... I often think about when I used to wonder off as a child to the Prefabs to play when they were demolished.... I remember going out to play until late at night and feel safe.
I miss visiting Mr Cooper who I knew from being very young. He was such a decent fellow and used to take us for a run in his Morris.
This would not happen nowadays. such a shame.





Aug 27, 2009
Hope you get response Edna
by: May

Hi Edna
I do hope some of the site's visitors will be able to help you. This photograph sparked a whole pile of interest from different people, so I do hope someone knows some of your family members.

May

Aug 27, 2009
My Family
by: Anonymous

Does any one remember our family "King". I already put in an entry. Our cousins lived in the same row my aunty and uncle were Kate (maiden name Curran) cousins were Margaret and Alex. I think my uncle was Eck. Last time we met was at uncle Dave's funeral in Auchtermuchty. We all went to the school just down past the railway. We also had an aunty Kate Robb. We all played in the den just across from the row and we liked it when the pipe band came down. I'm now in my 70's
Edna

Aug 11, 2009
Information
by: byers

Hi, I was born at 125 Whitehall Avenue in 1958. Can anyone tell me information about that time. Mum was a Curran, Dad Byers.

Aug 10, 2009
Cardenden Road
by: Gillian Foster

Can anyone give me any information/contacts about my grandparents (William and Christine?) Kennedy who I think lived at 60 Cardenden Road. My father was Bill (William Kennedy).
Many thanks

Aug 10, 2009
6 long row cardenden
by: edna king

I was born there in 1931. My dad was Jock King, he was a miner. I had a brother Alex and sister Margaret. We lived next door to a Mrs Scott and had cousins the same name 5 doors up. Moved to Dundee in 1939, and have family in Methil.

Jun 10, 2009
Bill Brown Robertson
by: Hugh Bernard

Hi Bill
I remember your parents very well,
Sandy & Ina - we used to play indoor bowls at Bowhill club every Mon and Tue evening,

Jun 05, 2009
Re Jennifer Howard
by: Hugh Bernard

Hi Jennifer
Do you have any birth marrage or death cer.
I have traced Jessie Herd Dunigan, to be born in Buckhaven in 1892.
And Elizabeth Dunigan to be born in Auchterderran
in 1916.
Hugh .

May 26, 2009
TRACING FAMILY FROM FIFE
by: Jennifer Howard

Trying to trace ancestors back to Scotland.
Grandmother was born in kinkardine Fife and worked as a maid in Tulliallan Castle.Her name was Jessie Herd Dunigan and was born in 1892. She had a baby girl Elizabeth and are trying to find out who the father was, probably someone who worked in the castle too. Jessie's brother Andrew worked in the Bowhill Colliery and was killed in the war at the age of 19yrs. He enlisted in the army in January 1915.
Would love to hear from someone who can help trace family.
Thankyou.

Apr 30, 2009
My mother was born here 1911
by: bill brown robertson

I lived at 74 Whitehall Ave., then left for Canada in 1968. Thanks for this view.

Feb 22, 2009
Discord at Cluny Park
by: William Balfour

James,some residents of Cluny Park prepared for war when I stuck a drawing pin into each hammer of the piano producing a playing tone which was a totally unique unearthly din. My musical career came to an abrupt end later that day.

Feb 21, 2009
Double Block
by: James [Tosh] Bernard

Gentlemen you are missing out something here, the two gentlemen are standing outside the Wooodbine cottages. Behind the hedge is the cable end of the double block to the right of this use to be the football ground of Cardenden Rovers, which my uncle played for them.

The garden of Mr NICOLS or was it Mr Maginley cannot quite remember, but I do remember he had a well stocked garden and a lot of people played booles on his garden footpath.

This pic was taken from where the Back Row gardens was, and confirm that the farm is in the back ground there was a milk dairy there and our great aunt through marriage had it before moving to the Chapel Village.

Ps hope you are still playing the piano Mr Balfour

Feb 19, 2009
More Photos.
by: William Balfour

Hugh, I hope you noticed and admired yourself on www.s1cardenden.com

Feb 16, 2009
Double Block
by: Hugh Bernard

I remember the double block as if it were yesterday
I also helped to make holes in the walls with iron bars from the railings of the stairs of the double block. I moved from the Back Row to No 9 Cluny Park.
It would be nice to see more photos.

Jan 05, 2009
Cluny Park
by: William Balfour

John, it seems to me that Cluny Park is on the RH side of your photo and the end house No.11 is where I moved to from 26 Whitehall Drive at age 12. My pals and I acquired thick iron rods and helped demolish double block risking life and limb.

Dec 24, 2008
Great Piece of Heritage
by: May

Hi John
Thanks for sharing this photo with us. I agree, it's important to keep these wonderful pieces of heritage - I hope the next generations enjoy them.

May

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