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Speaking Of…Industries

During the 20th century, the mining and weaving industries were two of Dunfermline’s largest employers.  In these interview clips, miners re-live stories of the dangerous and dirty conditions they worked in.  Weavers give us an insight into factory life and tell us of the important items woven in the town such as the silk for HM Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress and the souvenir table cloth for her coronation.   

Speaking of…Mining

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John grew up quickly after starting dangerous work in Valleyfield Colliery at 15.  Click here to listen to a short playlist where John talks about his early mining career

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Both Tony and Brian have been members of the Mine Rescue Team for more than 20 years. Click here to listen to a short clip about the dangers underground.

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John Brown was interviewed about his mining career at Valleyfield.  Click here to listen to a short playlist where John talks about what it was like working there.