Lockdown unlocks treasure trove of images from Fife’s past

Free to see online

Sunday, 28th June 2020, 7:50 am
People paddling in the Bucket Pats on the Kirkcaldy shore around 1900.  The Bucket Pats were pools that had been used in the salt industry to collect sea water so that salt making could continue when the tide was out
People paddling in the Bucket Pats on the Kirkcaldy shore around 1900. The Bucket Pats were pools that had been used in the salt industry to collect sea water so that salt making could continue when the tide was out

A treasure trove of images from the past is now available on line.

Since lockdown, the ONFife archives and local studies team have taken on the colossal task of scanning its photographic collections, to establish a digital Fife-wide image archive.

As a result, a huge number of historical images of Fife are now available to the public for free on the website, Flickr.

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Three boys paddling a boat in Burnside, Cupar, during the floods of July 1916. In the boat are John Bett (standing), Patterson (with the oar) and William Meldrum, sitting in the window is D.Gordon.

The archive is sorted by location, with albums titled by towns and villages.

Each album tells the viewer which local library is the best one to access more information about the photographs.

The online copies are watermarked, but clear copies can be bought.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/onfifearchives/albums

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