double block

by john ross
(cardenden fife)

pit rows cardenden

pit rows cardenden

This pic was taken in cardenden sometime in the 1940s.
The road you see at the bottom of the pic is the new road now leading to Bowhill.
Towards the top of the page is now the site for cooners shop which was better known as Tom Hendersons
and you can see the flats in the background which were Carden Castle Park

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Nov 19, 2013
Double Block
by: NJ Graham

Both my dad, Tom (Tommy) Graham and Aunty Susan ... Susie Smith were born in the double block ..... both in 1936

Nov 19, 2013
Double Block
by: NJ Graham

Both my dad, Tom (Tommy) Graham and Aunty Susan ... Susie Smith were born in the double block ..... both in 1936

Nov 07, 2012
double block
by: tam beatson

Ilived in the double block when i was very young, with my mum and dad mary and pete (miner)and my brother and sister, peter and ella, i went to the school next to the raws, untill we moved to dundonald about 1955 then went to denend. i remember helping demolish the old raws at the double block, great fun.

May 27, 2010
Double Block
by: Jackie Watson

First time I have visited this site and I was
disappointed on reading John Ross's notes on the Double B,lock, but as I read further down Hugh Bernard was spot on with his comments.

My sister Margaret was born in 11 Front Row in April 1952 we then we moved to Carden Avenue in December 1952 which Hugh said was to the right of this Double Block picture. And as Hugh said the Double Block was last to be demolished in the middle 1950s. I also have quite a few old photo's of Cardenden. Groups. Family. Cardenden United
Cardenden Rangers.

Oct 04, 2009
double block
by: pen

My g.grandparents lived in the double block.
Anyone remember Sarah Jane Smith and her children.
Jack, Albert William and Jane.
They left Gateshead early 1900s to work the pit.

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

This pic was taken from the Kirkcaldy bus stop,Cluny Park is to the right and my great grandfather lived in number two [I think ]

I remember quite clearly those that helped to demolish the double block as they all blamed me.

Do any of you remember the gambling school to the rear of the Back row and Mid row at the back of the Andersons house in the back row

Well I was on look out for the police on top of the school wall. Got paid tuppence for this good money ?? bit bored I was, I shouted 'POLICE' and within seconds all had disappeared. I went on my way. WELL it came to be noticed that I did not sit down for a week. It was sore; still feel it yet!

Feb 16, 2009
Double Block
by: Hugh Bernard

Hi John
Picture of double block, picture was taken early
picture is double block flats to right of double
are carden ave, houses at back of tree on left;
are second faze of cluny park.
Tom hendersons shop is way round corner past school
The double block was the last row to be demolished
Great photo.well done.

Dec 19, 2008
by: liz

Hi jock, let's have some more - don't think I have any but will have a look see.

Oct 29, 2008
Fabulous Pic
by: May

Hi John
Thank you for sharing this lovely old photo of
Cardenden. I have some great ones of
Auchtermuchty where I live and I've seen some great old ones of Dunfermline and East Neuk. But this is a great picture.

Thanks again for sharing it John.
Kind regards

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