Join Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects for a day of exploration of aspects of Dunfermline you may not know. Did you know Dunfermline has a hereditary High Chamberlain? What part did John Norton play in a Canadian battle? Discover the photographic abilities of David Octavius Hill. Learn to appreciate the works of two neglected Dunfermline poets. How many sites in Old West Fife can you identify? What can you find in the archives of the new Library and Galleries? All this and more to be discovered.
When? Saturday 14 October 2017 at 10.00 am until 4.00 pm
Where? The Canmore Room of Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries
Details? A number of talks and presentations on a varied range of topics from local and international speakers, including a buffet lunch
10.20 Welcome by Jack Pryde, of Discover Dunfermline Tours
10.25 Robert Brightwell on the Flashman series of novels inspired by George Macdonald Fraser's character
11.00 Angus Hay on his family's hereditary title of High Chamberlain of Dunfermline
11.45 Short break
12.00 Andrew Dowsey on the remarkable contents of the Carnegie Library's archive
12.30 Lunch break (buffet lunch provided for all delegates in the Bruce Room) affording an opportunity to explore
the new building, its resources and its treasures
2.00 Jack Pryde giving a photographic presentation of Old West Fife
2.30 Morna Fleming on the two poetic Roberts of Dunfermline - Henryson and Gilfillan
3.00 Alison Bacon on the Victorian photographer David Octavius Hill
3.40 Plenary session with a closing quiz on what has been found out today!
Cost? All this for a total cost of only £8 per person.
Where can I get tickets? At face value if booked at Carnegie Hall box office. Through the ONFife online booking system, from Eventbrite (fee payable) by using the button below, or on the door on the day (although this is likely to sell out fast!) And if you have any further questions, please use the contact form below. We're pleased to help!