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Wormit Drama Group Two photographs from a Wormit drama group, but whether the Wormit Drama Group itself, or the drama group of the tennis club, we're not too sure. They probably date from the 1950s. Any information on the group, the drama, the play or the time would be much appreciated! Memories of the Rio Cinema We used to go every Friday night after Cubs and a 3d poke of chips from Stinkie's. I always had a free pass from Fag Louttit's because I did a paper round there. Great fun beating the seats in the ninepennies when the cavalry appeared over the hill. The dust we raised added to the atmosphere. Handfuls ... Memories of Rio Youth Club I was also involved in starting up the youth club we used to meet in the West Hall in Wormit and the leaders, a husband and wife (cannot remember names), were instrumental in getting the Rio as a venue. I donated many of my 45s to the record collection for the discos. My brother Bob ... Round Table Visit to Dewar's in Perth Round Table outing to Dewar's in Perth in 1970s. Round Table Sponsored Holiday In the 1970s Round Table brought over a dozen under-priveleged children from Belfast for a week's holiday. They stayed in Comerton House at Forgan which had been a children's home. This photograph shows a party in the Newport Hotel for the children and members of Round Table. Round Table Fete The annual Round Table fete held in the grounds of Tayfield. Steele and Brodie, Kilmany Road Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road, probably around 1990. Steele and Brodie at Royal Highland Show The Steele and Brodie stall at the royal Highland Show at Ingleston, Edinburgh, probably around 1990. Steele and Brodie: Demolition Two photographs, the first showing the demolition of the Steele and Brodie premises in 1999, and the second showing the first of the four new houses being built on the site. Steele and Brodie Candles Some of the beeswax candles made by Steele and Brodie, a sideline of their bee supplies. Steele and Brodie: Aerial View An aerial view of the Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road. Steele and Brodie 1983 Steele and Brodie premises on Kilmany Road 1983. Launch of the Aeolus at Old Pier Early 1960s This small yacht is the Aeolus, launched and named at the old pier by Mrs Dunlop of Kilnburn, probably in early 1960s. Some of the older Newport boys had restored the yacht on the beach. Up above on the right the residents of the old granary have a grandstand view of proceedings. Note the large ... In Janetta's Cafe c. 1968 In the 1960s Janetta's chip shop and cafe on Boat Road was the place to hang out. It was better known to most of its regulars by its rather unattractive nickname Stinkie's! East Newport Level Crossing Key Key that opened the gates of the level crossing at East Newport station. Memories of Frank Smith Newsagent Walking down the south side of the High Street there was Beatt and Tait's, with Frank Smith's a little further on. Now Frank was a gentleman, I worked for him, firstly with an evening paper round then latterly also a morning round, meeting Frank at the station to get the papers from the train and ... Memories of the Blythe Players The Granary was used by the Blythe Players as storage and a scenery workshop. In the latter half of the sixties my father was the Stage Manager with the players, I was his assistant and together with a few willing helpers we were responsible for the post production work prior to each play presentation at the Blyth ... Varied Memories It was Royal Buildings which started the old memory cells ticking away. It's likely that what I'm about to say is, in the main, well documented in your records but I'll continue anyway. I arrived in Newport in 1963 at the age of 14 and until I was 21 I lived at 'Bloomfield' No 2 ... Tinkers' Wood This is the small wood at the junction of Inverdovat and Cupar roads. It used to be used as a “tinker” encampment. The tinkers would do seasonal work and go round the doors hawking. It was said they would leave a mark to warn off their comrades from unfruitful doors and a mark for the ... Air Raid Shelter at Old Pier Air raid shelter was on the sea wall where the new houses are. It was set about 5 feet back from the edge. Standing at the door on the east end nearest the water corner that we used to store our canoes. Directly opposite was Don’s old Blacksmith shop and forge. Maybe about 20 feet ... Tay Road Bridge Memories What an interesting website! The bit that brought back the memories for me was the section on the Tay road bridge. We spent every summer holiday in Crail from the 1950s on and although we had relatives north of Dundee, we rarely visited as our only option was to travel by train, so the Tay ... Newport Police Burgh: Boundary Stones These photographs show three more Newport Police Burgh boundary stones discovered in Spring 2021. The first split one is on the left grass verge of the track up to Causewayhead, and has probably been moved from the field next to it. The second photo shows the stone, in excellent condition, which is in the field ... Windmill Park Roundabout 1950s The witch's hat roundabout in Windmill Park in 1950s. Steele and Brodie Advertisement c. 1920s Advertisement for sheds and poultry houses made by Steele and Brodie. In the inter-war years the company branched out into offering other joinery work. However from the 1930s bee-keeping as a hobby grew in popularity and the company concentrated on their bee-keeping supplies. During World War II and the immediate post-war years there was a ... Women's Football 1970s To celebrate their 10th anniversary as a youth club, the Rio held a week of activities. They included the women's football match at Waterstone Crook. Steele and Brodie Closure 1998 Two photographs of the Steele and Brodie closure, one showing the sign for the closing down sale in May 1998, and one showing the site for sale after closure. So ended almost a century of bee equipment production in Wormit. Steele and Brodie at Agricultural Show c. 1938 Steele and Brodie showcasing their products at one of the many agricultural shows that they attended, all over the UK. This one dates from around 1938. Steele and Brodie Staff 1992 Steele and Brodie staff in 1992 showing some of the equipment made in the beehive works in Wormit. Also the newspaper article that accompanied the photograph. Steele and Brodie: a History 1868-1990 The story of Wormit's Steele and Brodie beehive works from Brian Nish. Ian Fleming: the Newport Connection Valentine Fleming, father of Ian Fleming of James Bond fame, was born in Tighavon in West Newport. It's the house accessed at the far end of Woodmuir Terrace but numbered 15 Woodmuir Crescent. He was born there in 1882. He was the first child but the family moved south quite soon after that. Valentine would ... Guy Competition: Bonfire Night 1972 These two photographs show the winning guy in the bonfire night inter-school competition held annually, and organised by the Round Table. This one is from November 1972. Judging was by Round Table members outside the Blyth Hall. The winning guy went on top of the Round Table bonfire. Apparently Wormit School won quite often. Eddie ... Train Crossing Dual Carriageway! A most unusual view looking up the dual carriageway from the road bridge. The road is well under construction, but the railway line to Tayport is still intact and being used. The Newport-Tayport section of the railway closed on 22 May 1966, with passengers then being taken on to Tayport by bus. Following the closure ... Wormit Football Club 1949-1950 Members of Wormit Amateur Football Club 1949-1950. Wormit School 1966 Wormit School 1966, probably P3/4. Wormit Boating Club 1938. Members of Wormit Boating Club in 1938. Not sure what the occasion was so any suggestions would be welcome. 1st Newport Queen's Scouts 1954 The first photograph shows the group of five Newport and Wormit boys who won the Queen's Scout award in 1954. The second photograph shows the certificate presented to Kenneth Hart, on the right in the first photograph. The awards were presented to the boys by Lord Rowallan who was Chief Scout at the time. 34th Fife, 1st Newport Scout Troop 1954 Photograph of the Newport and Wormit Scouts in 1954, with Scoutmaster Ed Hart. Photograph taken in the old Scout HQ down at Woodhaven pier, in what had previously been the Mars sheds. BB Football Team 1978 Photographs of the triumphant BB football team in 1978, one taken outside and one inside the William Street church hall where the group met. The match was the final of Fife BB Under-14 Football Cup and was held in Methil on 16th May 1978. In the final, the boys were never behind and defeated 1st ... Eddie Grimes' Workshop on West Road Eddie Grimes had his joinery workshop here on West Road in the 1960s and 1970s. For such an unassuming building, 35/37 West Road has an interesting history. The building started its life as the chapel for the Congregational Church, and it fulfilled this purpose from probably around 1822 until 1868 when their new church was ... A Tennis Racket: Wormit Tennis Club 1956 These photographs show scenes from from A Tennis Racket, a fund-raising show put on by Wormit Tennis club in 1956. The show was presented in the Wormit West hall on Bay Road, and it was intended to raise money in support of the recently re-formed Wormit Tennis Club. We also have a programme from the show, and another photograph ...
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