Nature Walk – May 2020

Posted on February 21st, 2020

Saturday 2nd May 2020

John Done will lead a guided walk exploring Carlingnose Nature ReserveCarlingnose Nature ReserveCarlingnose Nature Reserve

and the Fife Coastal Path

For visitors to the village, this walk will commence at the Railway Station at 10 a.m. (there are Toilets and Parking spaces at the Station).

John will lead participants done the Brae to the War Memorial to pick up local participants (sparing them the ascent of the Brae!).

The walk will continue from the War Memorial at 10.15 am.


When the Wind Blows

Posted on February 21st, 2020

Thursday 19th March 2020

by Stan Green, Growforth

Growforth or the Plant Market at Hillend is now well established as a quality supplier of plants and just as important advice which this talk gives a great opportunity to ask questions. Remember that members get a useful discount when shopping there!


The Rise and Fall of Dunfermline Linen

Posted on February 5th, 2020

by Hugh Walker

Hugh, an ex-HP research engineer has also turned into a talented historian.

His talk promises to be super interesting, particularly for the members and friends who love knitting, weaving and handcrafts.

Tuesday 18th February 2020; 7.30 pm; Railway Station


Website updates – Golf Course and Duel Stone

Posted on February 1st, 2020

The Golf Course

We have added a whole new section on the history of the Ferryhills Golf Course from 1890 to 1940.

It took longer than we expected to tease out all the strands of this tale to make a coherent story. We hope your enjoy it.

There are still some gaps in the story, especially the period from 1920 to 1940.

If you know of anyone who might have old records from that period – Club Handbooks, trophies or any other mementoes – please ask them to get in touch so that we can add to the story.

Please contact us by email to nqhtinfo@gmail.com


 

The Duel Stone

We have also added a page about the Duel Stone, which commemorates a duel from 1824 – claimed to be the last duel fought in Fife.

Since the stone was laid in 1987, this claim been superseded by a later duel fought in 1826 outside Kinghorn.

Our web-page tells the story of both duels – one about a horse race, the other with a client’s bank manager!