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James Patrick and Jessie Fiindlay -   Popular evening  -  26 January 1894

Rambles through

 Fife

with  a

Camera

Popular Evening

James Patrick and his sister Jessie Findley gave a lecture to the EPS Popular Evening, held on 26 January 1894 in front of a large audience in Queen Street Hall.

The lecture 'Rambles through Fife with a Camera' was written by Jessie Findlay, and read by James Patrick, illustrated with slides from 120 of his negatives.

Mrs Findlay and Miss Snailum also sang songs illustrating Fife and its fishing industry.

Fife

James Patrick spoke of the unfortunate folk who do not happen to have been bought in the ancient Kingdom of Fife, and spoke of Fife's farming, coal mining, linen manufacture and linoleum manufacture, potteries, ironworks, breweries, net factories, bleachfields, paper mills, shipbuilding yards and trawling stations.

He spoke of the Forth Rail Bridge (which had been opened in 1890) 

"A wonderful structure whose mission is to un-Fife the Fifer, to take from him the last shreds of his peculiarity, to make him just like other people - to civilise him, in short".

Views

The rambles through Fife' went from the Forth Bridge to the East neuk of Fife.  The lecture included many verses of poem or song, with slides and descriptions of the following places and more:

-  Forth Bridge

-  Castle of Rosyth

-  Inverkeithing

-  Inchcolm

-  Ruins of Donibristle

-  Aberdour Castle

-  Otterston Loch

-  The Bell Craig

-  Burntisland

-  Kinghorn

-  Seafield Tower

-  Kirkcaldy

-  Balwearie Castle

-  Raith Estate and Lake

-  Doughty Mill

-  Dunniker Den

-  Dysart

-  Red Rock Bay

-  West Wemyss

-  Wemyss Castle

-  The Glass Cave

-  The Court Cave

-  East Wemyss

-  Buckhaven

-  The Hyne-head

-  Leven

-  Largo Bay

-  Largo

-  The Stannin' Stanes of Lundin

-  Norrie's Law

-  Elie

-  Kincraig Point

-  Newark Castle

-  St Monan's Church

-  St Monan's, Wreck

-  Crail

-  The East Neuk of Fife.

In discussing the Wemyss, James Patrick gave a description of carvings in the caves - a subject that he had taken a particular interest in and had photographed.  He said:

"Celtic symbols are sculptured on the walls of nearly all the caves at Wemyss, but are in best preservation at the one known as 'Doo Cave' from the fact that it has been fitted up as a pigeon-house.

It is not within the scope of this lecture to enter futher into the fascinating and tantalising subject other than to say that the real significance of these symbols is now unknown ......".

The lecture above was reproduced in Transactions of the Edinburgh Photographic Society:
February 1894, pp.81-92;  continued March 1894, pp.99-106 and April 1894, pp.113-116

 

 

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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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