An early print of Falkland Palace
Cross Wynd looking down towards the church
The Old Post Office (now Maspie House)
The High Street
The Linen Factory blew hooters in the morning to let us know that it was time to go to work.
When there was a death in the village the Linen Factory and the Linoleum Factory shut down to pay their respects.
The High Street
Falkland from the Lomond Hills
The Lomond Vics, a team photograph from days gone by.
The Lomond Victoria Amateur Football Club was established in 1946. Do you recognise yourself or a brother, father, husband or friend?
A horse and trap (Gasworks in the background)
Ready for “tattie” picking
Church Choir 1950's
Black Watch Reserves Pipe Band (Chris Reekie at the back)
The Linoleum Factory being built
“I started work at the factory when I was fourteen years old. I used to sweep the sawdust across all the floors in the factory and every Friday I was sent out to deliver the Co-operative Wholesale Society pensions to the ex-workers. That was a great job. I was given cups of the by the pensioners.”
Do you recognise yourself or someone else in any of these photographs?
“In the 1940s, the pictures at Freuchie cost 7d (3p) or 1/3d (6p) if you wanted a seat with a cushion!”
“During the Second World War, the Polish soldiers stationed in Falkland used to arrange parties for the children of the village.”
“The Drill Hall used to show films for the Polish troops billeted in the town and at Falkland House.”
“Several local girls married Polish soldiers.”
“I met my husband at the Kettle Dance at Kingskettle, the night after he was demobbed in 1946. A crowd of us girls had gone to the dance all crammed into a taxi. That wouldn’t happen these days!”
As told to Liz Coates
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