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Nostalgia: The £1m blaze which gutted Pathhead Primary

Locals gathered to watch, some in tears, as Pathhead Primary School burned to the ground in March 1989.

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Demonstration against the closure of Kirkcaldy's Scottish Brewers depot in September 1987.

Nostalgia: A brewery closure and threat of a beer drought

In 1957 country singer Slim Dusty sang about ‘A Pub With No Beer’.

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May 1984 - Jim Marshall scores the winner for Raith with an 83rd minute strike in a 2-1 victory at Meadowbank.

Nostalgia: Shock relegation for Raith Rovers in 1984

An air of despondency over Stark’s Park as Raith Rovers prepare for a season in the third tier of Scottish football.

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Nostalgia: Raising a stink over a washed-up whale

Nostalgia: Raising a stink over a washed-up whale

Residents in Kinghorn were forced to keep their windows and doors closed due to the rancid smell coming from the beach in May 2007.

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Miners from the day shift coming up from Seafield colliery at the time of the disaster in May 1973.

Seafield Mining Disaster: The night all eyes were on Kirkcaldy

It was 45 years ago today that disaster struck Kirkcaldy, when five men were killed after a roof collapsed at Seafield pit.

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Demolition work at Nairn's in 1969

Nostalgia: The “folly” doomed to fail that stood for 120 years

In June 1969 work began to demolish the complex of factories in Kirkcaldy’s Nether Street owned by the linoleum company Nairn’s.

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Derry Sinclair at the former Nairn factory in August 2003

Nostalgia - The Restoration TV bid that couldn’t save Nairn’s

The fate of a derelict factory in Kirkcaldy that was once the linoleum capital of the world was decided in a national television vote in August 2003.

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Workers at Kirkcaldy's Seafield Colliery pumping liquid cement into the rock face in 1985

Nostalgia - Black Sunday: The day the pits faced closure

Kirkcaldy area’s mining industry was hit with a crippling double blow at the beginning of February 1985.

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Gallery: Pictures from the Fife Free Press archives

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Pictures: Motorbike fans celebrate 70th anniversary of Beveridge Park races

In its heyday during the 1950s and 60s motorbike racing in Kirkcaldy’s Beveridge Park regularly attracted upwards of 15,000-strong crowds, with one year recording 18,000.

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Archive: Laying the foundation stone at Templehall Church, Kirkcaldy, April 1955

Nostalgia 1955: Building a new church in Templehall

A new housing scheme needs many services – from schools and shops, to a church.

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Fife Free Press, 1955 - the case of the lonely miner

Nostalgia 1955: The miner who worked underground alone for 12 years

It sounds like the title of a Hank Williams ballad – the case of the lonely pitworker who ended up in the dock on a charge of theft.

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Voters leaving Pathhead Halls in Kirkcaldy after taking part in the 1975 referendum.

Nostalgia: 1975 vote on the Common Market

We are one year away from Brexit – a landmark moment in the UK’s protracted, messy divorce from the European Union.

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Gallery: Pictures from the Fife Free Press archives

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Demolition of the Rio Bingo hall in Kirkcaldy after a fire. October 1979

Nostalgia: 1979 - the night the Rio burned down

It’s October 1979 and Kirkcaldy’s biggest and most popular bingo hall is razed.

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Gallery: Pictures from the Fife Free Press archives

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Mission acomplished: The day the campaign suceeded (Pic: Fife Free Press)

Nostalgia 2005: The fight to reclaim Raith Rovers

Raith Rovers forced to find a new ground, Stark’s Park demolished with houses built in its place on Pratt Street.

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Gallery: Pictures from the Fife Free Press archives

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Co-op fire, April 1975 - �1m blaze which destroyed the four-storey building in the High Street, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Ian Rice)

Nostalgia 1975: £1m blaze that destroyed Co-op’s High Street store

Kirkcaldy High Street has witnessed many dramas, but few on the scale on the fire which destroyed the old Co-op.

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Gallery: Pictures from the Fife Free Press archive

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