A booklet produced by Kirkcaldy Civic Society sheds some fascinating light on their stories.We dipped into it for this second gallery of photos to give a snapshot of the streets where you live.
And if you missed our first round up, here’s the link:
1. Kirkcaldy's street names
In 1773, Dr Alex Wemyss owned the land at the head of Whytescauseway.
He objected to the land being a high road, so he built a stone dyke around it stating: “The said rock is of great consequence to the town of Kirkcaldy. Therefore, I resolve to stop any encroachment there on.”
2. Kirkcaldy's street names
Percival used to be a family of well known music sellers.
Their shop stood in the High Street where the opening of the Mercat Shopping Centre is now.
He was also a Bailie in the 1930s.
3. Kirkcaldy's street names
James Normand was engaged in the handloom weaving and flax spinning industries.
He was also Provost of Dysart from 1852-70 and was the first Provost to be appointed for a term of three years.
4. Kirkcaldy's street names
Linen manufacturer John Millie came from Manchester.
He lived in nearby Commercial Street and, for 1d., people were admitted to his parkland to enjoy various shows.