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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

Take a look back at stories from the FFP 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

Take a look back at stories from the FFP 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

Take a look back at stories from the FFP 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

Take a look back at stories from the FFP archives.

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Six day trading launches 1976, Kirkcaldy

Nostalgia 1976: When six-day shopping changed face of our town centre

The traditional ‘late night shop’ on a Thursday is a thing of the past as supermarkets today operate round the clock – and the notion of a half-day closing belongs to a previous generation.

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Nostalgia: Kinghorn Black Rock Race 2010

Nostalgia: Kinghorn Black Rock Race 2010

Runners get underway in one of the most recognisable annual events on Fife’s calendar back in 2010.

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Nostalgia: Fife ravaged by storms in 2011

Nostalgia: Fife ravaged by storms in 2011

Waves crash over the sea wall and flood Kirkcaldy’s Promenade and Esplanade during the fierce storms that raged across the Kingdom in May 2011.

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In Pictures: Adverts for Kirkcaldy businesses no longer around

The changing face of Kirkcaldy’s High Street is reflected in these adverts from the archives.

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Nostalgia: Adam Smith Halls ‘re-opens’ in 1999

Nostalgia: Adam Smith Halls ‘re-opens’ in 1999

Crowds of cheering, flag-waving children dressed in Victorian costume took Kirkcaldy back to the 18th century for a day in 1999.

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Nostalgia: KAOS production of Cabaret, 2001

Nostalgia: KAOS production of Cabaret, 2001

It was a big song and dance for Kirkcaldy Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) back in 2001 as they brought Cabaret to the stage.

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Fife nostalgia: Drama students 1983

Fife nostalgia: Drama students 1983

Drama students from Kirkcaldy Technical College rehearse for their show Both Sides Upfront in February 1983.

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Fife nostalgia: Station poem unveiled 1994

Fife nostalgia: Station poem unveiled 1994

It’s something that many of us will have read, probably more than once over the years.

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Revealed: Mugshots of Fife’s criminals from the past

Nine hundred records and more than a thousand historic images of criminals convicted in Fife in the early part of the 20th century have been published online for the first time.

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