Kingsbarns Memorial Hall, 23 - 24 September 2000
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Large crowds turned out to view village's past
The Courier, 25 September 2000
Large crowds turned out to celebrate the fascinating history
of Kingsbarns over the weekend at a millennium exhibition staged in the
village's newly-refurbished Memorial Hall.
Highlights included a display on the original and the
newly-opened Kingsbarns Golf Links, as well as a feature on the village primary
school - the oldest working school in Fife.
This included the chance to view a Scotch Education
Department Merit Certificate presented to Elspeth D. Martin in 1901 by head
teacher Roderick McKenzie.
There was also a fascinating feature on Success - a British
destroyer wrecked on Kingsbarns beach during the first world war whose sailors
were given refuge in the school.
Related to this, East Neuk man Andy Sherriff lent the
exhibition a table which his grandfather made out of flotsam salvaged from the
ship, as well as a brass door lock.
Also featured were many old photographs showing village
life through the ages, as well as holiday snaps taken by two sisters who came
from Glasgow to holiday in Kingsbarns between 1926 and 1937.
The pair also learned to play golf on the original course
during their visits.
Other exhibits included a cup and saucer with the
Kingsbarns crest on it from 1930, a footstool with the same crest, a weather
vane which blew off the church and candlesticks made by the local joiner.
Among old postcards, some carried the original Kingsbarns
sub-post office stamp.
There was also an exhibit showing the geological history of
Kingsbarns put together by Dr Doug Benn, a lecturer from St Andrews University
St Andrews Art Club also put on a special exhibition of
The event was organised by the Kingsbarns Community Council
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