Methil Heritage Centre

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Explore the heritage of Methil and the surrounding Levenmouth area with permanent display, series of changing exhibitions and local studies area.

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#OnAtFifeArchives are sharing some photos of Methil and loads of other fab Fife photos via Flickr. You may have to sign ...
13/09/2020
ONFife Archives’s albums | Flickr

#OnAtFifeArchives are sharing some photos of Methil and loads of other fab Fife photos via Flickr. You may have to sign up, but it’s free and a great way to share photos and videos.

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01/09/2020

Here's an addition to the Methil High Street Then & Now images thanks to #MethilLibrary. It is a very early photo of the Palace Cinema & East Dock Bar before the bank was built on the corner of Logie Street. I love that it simply says 'To The Pit' on the side of the cinema wall. When was the cinema built? It doesn't appear to be included on the 1905 OS map.
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Here's a great resource to while away some time!  The National Library of Scotland has some fantastic archive film foota...
24/08/2020
Full record for 'BUCKHAVEN AND METHIL' (3640) - Moving Image Archive catalogue

Here's a great resource to while away some time! The National Library of Scotland has some fantastic archive film footage of loads of places across Scotland. This link will take you to a bygone 1950s Methil and Buckhaven.

https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/3640?search_term=methil&search_join_type=AND&search_fuzzy=yes

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Fantastic photo from #OnatFifeArchives.  They have been featuring an eye opening 'women at work' series of photos on the...
22/08/2020

Fantastic photo from #OnatFifeArchives. They have been featuring an eye opening 'women at work' series of photos on their FB page. Check it out.

#ShineOnFife #Womenatwork

Spotlight on women at work

These women pictured at East Wemyss are carrying large baskets with room for a very heavy load. Two of the women look elderly. I assumed they were workers in the fishing industry, am I right?

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22/08/2020

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Looking for info on our libraries, museums, galleries, local studies or shows? Find links below to all the key info!

LIBRARIES: https://onfife.com/libraries-archives/limited-browsing

MUSEUMS/GALLERIES/LOCAL STUDIES: https://www.onfife.com/Bookmuseumvisit

THE ADVANTGE CAFE & BAR: https://www.onfife.com/venues/adam-smith-theatre/advantage-cafe-bar

SHOW STATUS (cancelled, postponed, new dates): http://www.onfife.com/showupdates

Any questions, drop us a message! Happy to help!

#ShineOnFife

21/08/2020
ONFife

So great to have visitors entering our Museums and Galleries again!! The doors are open at Kirkcaldy Galleries, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries and St Andrews Museum. All are taking bookings and ready to welcome you in!

Wondering whether you'll feel safe returning to our museums and galleries again?
Watch our short video to hear how Sheila, Dorothy and Joan felt visiting Kirkcaldy Galleries last week! (Big thanks to all 3 for agreeing to talk to us on camera) 🎥

Once you've decided you want to join us in one of our museums, galleries or local studies again, book a visit with us here: https://www.onfife.com/Bookmuseumvisit

#ShineOnFife #LoveFifeAgain

ONFife
12/08/2020

ONFife

What an eventful night ⚡️💦⚡️💦⚡️. We hope everyone's safe and dry!

It's the first day back for lots for Fifers. Good luck to everyone going back to school today and WELCOME BACK to Kirkcaldy Galleries and Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries!! From today, you can visit them and use the Local Studies service. You do have to book and you'll find forms to do that on our website: https://www.onfife.com/Bookmuseumvisit

Here's some of what we're doing online today:

10am: Join ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY for a Goldilocks and the Bears Family Dance Session.

12noon: St Andrews Museum are sharing a dreamy view of Dysart Harbour by Samuel Bough (1822-1878) as part of their #BeautifulScotland series.

2pm: Follow Fife Libraries for cracking recommendations from some top crime authors.

4pm: Isobel is baking Malteaser Slice with ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY - #YUM!

6.50: Join ONFife Film Club, watch ROCKFIELD: THE STUDIO ON THE FARM and have a chat about it afterwards!

Have a wonderful Wednesday Fife!

#ShineOnFife

07/08/2020
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ONFife

*MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES NEWS*

From Wednesday 12th August you will be able to visit the museums and galleries in Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, Kirkcaldy Galleries and St Andrews Museum again. Don't forget to bring your booking confirmation or some form of ID with you when visit us.

Have a watch of our video with Tracy who will show and tell you more about how it's all going to work and find out more on our website here: https://www.onfife.com/Bookmuseumvisit

#ShineOnFife

Light towards the end of the lockdown tunnel for some of our OnFife venues!#ShineOnFfie
05/08/2020

Light towards the end of the lockdown tunnel for some of our OnFife venues!

#ShineOnFfie

Our 'big three’ ONFife museums and galleries are re-opening on the following dates:

Monday 3rd August St Andrews Museum re-opened and you can book a time for a visit here: https://bit.ly/StAndrewsMuseum_BOOK

Wednesday 12th August Kirkcaldy Galleries and Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries re-open!

Wednesday 12th August is also the date our Local Studies service will be available at Cupar Library, Kirkcaldy Galleries, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries, and also the Archives Room at the Collections Centre, Bankhead.

While restrictions are in place, the number of people we can have in the buildings at one time is limited so are operating a booking system that gives you an allocated timeslot. To find out more, and to book a visit, please click the link to the museum you would like to visit or the service you want to use.

#LoveFifeAgain #WelcometoFife #ShineOnFife

The first of our museums opened today 🥳#StAndrewsMuseum's doors are open!!!!Check out the details below to book a visit....
03/08/2020

The first of our museums opened today 🥳

#StAndrewsMuseum's doors are open!!!!

Check out the details below to book a visit.

#ShineOnFife

We are delighted to be inviting you back into St Andrews Museum!

While restrictions are in place, the number of people we can have in the building at one time is limited and we will be operating a booking system.
From Monday, 3 August, you can book online for a one-hour visit to the museum. If you have any special requirements, please let us know in advance.

When visiting, we ask that all customers:
- Bring your appointment email or another form of identification
- Wear a face covering

Book your slot with them here: https://bit.ly/StAndrewsMuseum_BOOK

#LoveFifeAgain #WelcometoFife #ShineOnFife

03/08/2020
ONFife

From tomorrow #OnatFifeLibraries will be extending their services.

#ShineOnFife

We are very excited to announce that from this Wednesday, we'll be able to welcome you back into our libraries. We will be following the Scottish Government's public health guidelines to keep you safe and there will be some changes to the way you can use the library. We can't wait to see you all again in person.

More information: https://onfife.com/libraries-archives/limited-browsing

#ShineOnFife

02/08/2020
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We are very excited to announce that from Wednesday 5 August, we'll be able to welcome you back into our libraries. To keep you safe, there will be some changes to the way you can use the library and we will be following the Scottish government's public health guidelines. We can't wait to see you all again in person. Stay tuned for more information!

#ShineOnFife

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (13)Up and down Church StreetBig changes in this street. A couple of key features still remain.#Shin...
01/08/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (13)

Up and down Church Street

Big changes in this street. A couple of key features still remain.

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #FifeArchivePhotos

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (12)Wellesley Road at Toll ParkThis was one of the most difficult photos to identify. The street was...
01/08/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (12)

Wellesley Road at Toll Park

This was one of the most difficult photos to identify. The street wasn't named and much has changed. There is only one strong feature that makes me think this is the right spot. Can you see it?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #FifeArchivePhotos

31/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (11)

Wellesley Road

Our photographer is up the ladder again in the first photo, to get this high view point of the roof tops and chimneys above this quirky corner shop. Does that say Music Store or Music & Sports? If you know what this shop was selling back in the 1940s please let us know.

All of the archive photos in this Spot The Difference series are shared thanks to #OnAtFifeArchives and #MethilLibrary. Some are available to purchase from #OnAtFifeArchives.

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #FifeArchivePhotos.

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (10)West Wynd, Buckhaven.It looks like water in the foreground of this photo.  Was the harbour stil...
31/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (10)

West Wynd, Buckhaven.

It looks like water in the foreground of this photo. Was the harbour still there when this shot was taken?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #ArchivephotosofFife

31/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (9)

I love this series of photos showing West High Street in Buckhaven from around the early 1900s to present.

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (8)Then & Now Buckhaven Beach!Intrigued by the distant hill in the archive photo on the right of th...
30/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (8)

Then & Now Buckhaven Beach!

Intrigued by the distant hill in the archive photo on the right of the picture! There was no sign of it today. Any suggestions?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

30/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (7)

Viewforth, Buckhaven.

When taking these pictures it stuck me how much bigger the trees and shrubs had become around this area and how much effort has gone into creating a lovely outdoor space with much planting and landscaping to encourage wildlife 🦋🐝🐞

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (6)Then & Now on Methil High Street.Many similarities in this photo but one obvious omission!When w...
30/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (6)

Then & Now on Methil High Street.
Many similarities in this photo but one obvious omission!

When was the Palace Cinema demolished? What was the last film shown there?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (5)College Street, Buckhaven.Whilst trying to find the same spot as the original photographers I re...
29/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (5)

College Street, Buckhaven.

Whilst trying to find the same spot as the original photographers I realise that the view point is very often elevated well above street level. I was up on a wall to get as much height as I could for this picture 🥵 and it still wasn't anywhere near high enough. Would photographers have taken a long ladder around with them to get a better shot?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

29/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (4)
Then & Now.
WHAT CAN YOU SPOT that has remained the same?

Having spent time exploring the wonderful old photos that were kindly provided by #MethilLibrary and #OnatFifeArchives I thought it was time to get on the ground and explore modern Methil and Buckhaven to try and find the exact spot (or as near as) where some of these old photos were taken. Although much has changed there are still many similarities.

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

29/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (3)

Fife Council Offices, Library and Museum in College Street, Buckhaven.
WHAT CAN YOU SPOT that has remained the same?

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

Excited about Museums and Galleries reopening!!😃We want to get it right for you. If you have a moment to spare please co...
28/07/2020

Excited about Museums and Galleries reopening!!😃

We want to get it right for you. If you have a moment to spare please complete the short survey below. Thank you.

#ShineOnFife

Can you please help us? ONFife Museums and Galleries are planning for reopening!

As we plan for reopening it's important that we understand how you feel about returning - making you feel as confident and comfortable as possible about coming back is essential for us.

Are you feeling excited or nervous to walk back through the doors?

Please complete our short survey by clicking below, and it would be great if you could share this with family and friends, so we can have their feedback too.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and as a thank you, we'd like to offer you the chance to enter our prize draw to win an afternoon tea for two at the brand new The Advantage Café and Bar @ Adam Smith Theatre which opened on Friday 24th July!
Take the survey HERE: https://bit.ly/2CV2AVz

28/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (2)

Lawrence Street, Buckhaven.
WHAT CAN YOU SPOT that has remained the same?

The archive photos are available from #OnatFifeArchives

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

ONFife
28/07/2020

ONFife

Can you please help us? ONFife Museums and Galleries are planning for reopening!

As we plan for reopening it's important that we understand how you feel about returning - making you feel as confident and comfortable as possible about coming back is essential for us.

Are you feeling excited or nervous to walk back through the doors?

Please complete our short survey by clicking below, and it would be great if you could share this with family and friends, so we can have their feedback too.

The survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete and as a thank you, we'd like to offer you the chance to enter our prize draw to win an afternoon tea for two at the brand new The Advantage Café and Bar @ Adam Smith Theatre which opened on Friday 24th July!
Take the survey HERE: https://bit.ly/2CV2AVz

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (1)Take a look at these Then & Now photos. Many things have changed.WHAT CAN YOU SPOT that has rema...
28/07/2020

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE! (1)

Take a look at these Then & Now photos. Many things have changed.
WHAT CAN YOU SPOT that has remained the same?

Having spent time exploring the wonderful old photos that were kindly provided by #MethilLibrary and #OnatFifeArchives I thought it was time to get on the ground and explore modern Methil and Buckhaven to try and find the exact spot (or as near as) where some of these old photos were taken. Although much has changed there are still many similarities.

#ShineOnFife #Methil #Buckhaven #Archivephotos

ONFife
28/07/2020

ONFife

Wee reminder for everyone that On at Fife Archives have created a truly fantastic Flickr page with hundreds of photos of Fife from throughout it's history!

Take a look here: https://www.flickr.com/people/onfifearchives/

#ShineOnFife

Thank you #OnAtFifeArchives for this book review of The Kingdom of Fife and Kinross-shire.  A copy will be available to ...
27/07/2020

Thank you #OnAtFifeArchives for this book review of The Kingdom of Fife and Kinross-shire. A copy will be available to borrow once the request system is up and running.

#ShineOnFife #HistoryofFife

Weekend Book Review

The Kingdom of Fife and Kinross-shire: The stories and pictures of all the places of interest in Fife and Kinross- shire, edited by Theo Lang in 1951. I had missed this little book because of its similarity in title to lots of our other books but I quite like this one for its approach and language. It has an index which is always a good sign but no map unfortunately and over a hundred brown and white photographs. I also like the approach of having each place in alphabetical order and this series of books covering the whole of Scotland in 8 volumes was intended as a descriptive "census" for both visitors and locals. Each place has the stories associated with it told in a couple of paragraphs and no description of the town is needed because of the inclusion of the great photographs. A copy is available to borrow once the request system is up and working and I think you will enjoy it as I'm finding it a nice easy read. #ShineOnFife

The new Advantage Cafe & Bar at the Adam Smith Theatre was a great success this weekend!  Open Fridays and Saturdays boo...
26/07/2020

The new Advantage Cafe & Bar at the Adam Smith Theatre was a great success this weekend! Open Fridays and Saturdays booking is recommended, but you can also drop in.

#ShineOnFife #TheAdvantageCafeandBar #AdamSmithTheatre

The Advantage Cafe & Bar at the Adam Smith Theatre was a roaring success on its opening day yesterday 👏🏼👏🏼 Why not go along today and check it out? See the delicious menu and book a table here: https://www.onfife.com/venues/adam-smith-theatre/advantage-cafe-bar

#FifeLibraries Friday online lineup!
24/07/2020
Fife Libraries

#FifeLibraries Friday online lineup!

Happy Friday!! HEre's your Lineup for ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY today:

10am: Bookbug with Val
11am: Summer Reading Challenge Activity / The Golden Butterfly
12pm: Code Club with Ailsa / Project 5: Boat Race
3pm: #ScottishSillySquad Event / Frank McChebe, author (12+)
4pm: Family Fun with David Walliams / Mr Stink on BBC iPlayer

#ShineOnFife

If you find yourself in Kirkcaldy on a Friday or Saturday and love Fife food check out the article below.  😋
22/07/2020
ONFife

If you find yourself in Kirkcaldy on a Friday or Saturday and love Fife food check out the article below. 😋

Our new Cafe Bar, 'The Advantage' opens this Friday! Have a read of the Fife Free Press article below to find out a bit more about what's to come!

The Advantage will run every Friday and Saturday and will bring together a number of local producers and favourite delis!

#ShineOnFife

If you're stuck for activities on this wet Wednesday #OnFife have lots going on online!#ShineOnFife
22/07/2020

If you're stuck for activities on this wet Wednesday #OnFife have lots going on online!

#ShineOnFife

It's a rainy old day out there today. If you're stuck in doors, spend some time online with us! Here's some of what you'll find:

Follow On at Fife Archives for Fife's furry friends of yesteryear. Their 'Spotlight On...' series is focussing on animals.

10am: It's Cosmic Kids Yoga time with ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY.

10.05am: Follow Fife Libraries and cook up some cullen skink with Val McDermid in The Fiction Kitchen.

2pm: Learn how to make Old School Sponge Cake with Isobel and ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY.

4pm: Join ONFife Virtual LibrarYAY for story time with Anne from Cadham Library

6.50pm: ONFife Film Club are watching 12 YEARS A SLAVE. Join ONFife Film Club and join in on the post-show chat.

Have a great day 🤩🌂🌧

#ShineOnFife

19/07/2020
Kirkcaldy Galleries

This is such a cute little Museum Make from #KirkcaldyGalleries . They could be given as a birthday or greetings card, or what about a flock of them as a hanging mobile?

#ShineOnFife

The #Schoolholidays continue - our next Museum Make is inspired by our family-friendly Blooming Marvellous exhibition, coming to Kirkcaldy Galleries later this year. Have a go at making these very cute rockin' birdies, using simple craft materials you will have at home.
#ShineOnFife #birdies #gardening #summertime #kidscraft #papercrafting

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