In Pictures: How many of these Fife Free Press adverts spark memories?

The history of Kirkcaldy is chronicled in the pages of the Fife Free Press.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 8:20 am
Ah, the legendary Dutch Mill - many great nights and meals out were enjoyed at the bar/live music venue which, sadly, no longer exists. The site became a church and now Aldi.
Ah, the legendary Dutch Mill - many great nights and meals out were enjoyed at the bar/live music venue which, sadly, no longer exists. The site became a church and now Aldi.

And the adverts placed by local businesses – from much loved nightclubs to long established employers – all have a story to tell.

How many of these do you recognise?

And here's another gallery of photos from the past …

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Luncheons, supper dances and high teas were the order of the day at the Fourways which no longer exists. The building in Kirkcaldy was demolished to make way for housing.
A legendary name from Kirkcaldy's entertainment scene - this advert dates from 1979.
Many famous names appeared at Kirkcaldy's legendry nightclubs - including Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band who played at Bentleys in 1980. The venue no longer exists - it was knocked down and replaced with housing.
Another great pub lost to the town - many will know it as Smithy's, run by the legendary Mike Gilbert, but, before then it was the High Level Hotel. This advert, for the Beez Kneez Lounge dates from 1979/80.
A 1938 Fife Free Press advert promoting the hockey game between Fife Flyers and Falkirk Lions - free skating after the game was a tradition which ran for generations.
A night of wrestling at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink in 1970 - how many of these names do you recall?
The Raith Ballroom is one of Kirkcaldy's most famous dance halls - home of the Raith Showband
The language used in adverts has changed since this 1970 recruitment effort
The 1984 advert announcing the arrival of The Postings in Kirkcaldy
How Kirkcaldy celebrated Hogmanay in 1999 and partied its way into the new millennium at Jackie O ... and all with a wee vodka costing just £1 !
Fife Free Press 1944 - advert for Salute the Soldiers fundraising effort.
How the prices of cars have changed since this 1970 advert from Kirkcaldy dealer, Harry Brown
And this one from 1973 will make you smile - best advert headline ever!