Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Newburgh High Street North Fife Scotland



Travelling east on the Perth to Cupar and St Andrews road for a quiet roll through Newburgh High Street Scotland. 1st Bowling green, Tayview Pub across from Henderson Dark Antiques, Tower Bakery left. ... all » Masonic Hall and Co-op Right, Last Orders then post office, Steeplearts centre right, Ship Inn and Newsagents left, Bear Tavern right, Chemists Sharons Hair Salon left, Abbey inn and West port Garage left, Primary School right and we made it to Abbey Garage. Phew!

10 comments:

Q said...

The most boring high street in the country - apart from the Newsagents, where you can buy a copy of the Guardian from a handsome young man!

jim said...

Not at all boring. I went to primary school in Newburgh 1958-1963. I lived at Taybank, Cupar Road.
I have many fond memories of Newburgh High Street . Lauder's at the top of Cornhill, Maglashans Butchers,the Institute where I learned to swim in the baths there as meber of the 48th Fife cubs. The cafe at the bottom of the high street and the one at the Perth End .

jim said...

Not at all boring. I went to primary school in Newburgh 1958-1963. I lived at Taybank, Cupar Road.
I have many fond memories of Newburgh High Street . Lauder's at the top of Cornhill, Maglashans Butchers,the Institute where I learned to swim in the baths there as meber of the 48th Fife cubs. The cafe at the bottom of the high street and the one at the Perth End .

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Anonymous said...

Newburgh is the greatest place in the world ! We start of the year at the end of the previous year [ auld years night ] with the Oddfellow parade which is the only one of its' kind worldwide , In late January we have the Masons Burns Supper [ a must attend function who is interested in the works of the bard , Mid April the bowling green opens and this will continue through to Oct , In June we have the World Championship Cobble Boat Races and the Newburgh Highland Games , We also also have Funday Sunday in the local park , there are numerous groups around the town , a junior and a juvenile football team , a sailing club , Newburgh Accordian Fiddle Club , it's a great place to walk , every 3 years there is the '' Riding of the Marches '' where over 300 poeple walk round the 8 mile boundary , we have views of unsurpassed granduer , there is a museum , library , thriving community centre , and in December the Xmas lights are switched on along the high street [ all paid for and funded by the townspoeple , Heh I could go on , the cycling round here is excellent too , You'll not get better views if you come along the barony road fro Wormit , the views to the west are superb ,

Ron said...

I too have the fondest memories of Newburgh and visit each time I am home from South Africa.
As Jim says Davito's & Harris's cafes at opposite ends of the toon were thee places to meet and have fun as teenagers. We would listen to the Beatles, Elvis and all the other groups and singers who are still being played today.
The public park on a Summer's evening were special, tennis being played and people queueing to show their talents on the hallowed clay courts which I helped maintain. The grassy hill full of spectators watching tennis, football or just trying to attract some of the local girls. The putting green a hive of activity with young and old. To this day my putting skills are envied by many all due to starting to putt at a young age at Newburgh.
I could go on and on but time moves on and does not do some places any favours. However I'm sure that Newburgh still offers the young and old a very rewarding lifestyle.
Oh dear bring back the good old days. I'll be visiting in early June.

jane said...

I was interested in the comment from Ron from South Africa. I was born in Newburgh in 1966 in Harris's cafe. My grandparents being Charles and Lena Harris. My parents are Jim(DECEASED)Eddie(nee Harris) Stalker. Unfortunately we left there when I was very young but my two big brothers have very fond memories of the chip shop. My parents were always telling me stories of all the interesting people who they met in all the yrs they were there. were you there when they owned the chip shop? I wuld be very interested in hearing from you. Jane

Zimbali said...

Jane, I do recall Charles, Lena & Eddie, she was a stunning girl your mother (real Italian). I also remember your great grandmother too who served in the shop when I was quite young perhaps 1955 or 56. She was a very kind lady who would give you what you wanted within reason even if you did not have enough money. I also remember your father Jim although I did not know he married Eddie. If you wish to contact me jhbscot@gmail.com will get me. Would love to see some pics of your family.

Derek Mc said...

I lived in Newburgh from birth in 53 , schooled there, worked in the salmon fishing in the school hols and the Lino factory in the student holidays....I live far away now but the Newburgh then and what I see of Newburgh in the present makes a VERY interesting place. The people make it.

Derek Mc said...

Q must have been passing through.........proud to have grown up there. Schooled, worked, played and lived through my formative years. The people made it and from what I see, the the present generation are just as good.