If you have ever wondered what the grassy area that runs the length of the dual …


If you have ever wondered what the grassy area that runs the length of the dual carriageway on Queensferry Road on the approach to Dunfermline from Rosyth was for, this photograph from around 1938 shows when the tramlines were in use. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first occupants moving into Pitcorthie Housing Estate which is now on the right of the photograph. £3.395 would have bought a three bedroomed house on the new estate in 1966, nicknamed Spam Valley as it was said house owners there couldn’t eat because of the expense of affording a mortgage!




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25 thoughts on “If you have ever wondered what the grassy area that runs the length of the dual …

  1. Anonymous

    April 5 1966 and my wife and myself took possession of one of the first 3 bedroom semi-detached houses for the princely sum of £3,350.00 at a time when new houses in Dunfermline were few and far between. Happy days long gone.

  2. Anonymous

    My grandparents had a house along Queensferry Road. Spent many happy times there. Never knew that’s what the grassy area was originally for. I just used it as a stopping point to cross the road to get to the playground!

  3. Anonymous

    We moved into Birch Grove in 1967. Stayed there until 1974 when my father was posted to Yorkshire. We kids loved staying in Pitcorthie, it was a great place to grow up in – hey, Dunfermline was a great place! Still miss the town all these years later.

  4. Anonymous

    That picture has been taken right opposite the exit to the golf club on the bend. If you look close on the right hand side where the road starts to rise you can see a bunker beside the 18th green.

  5. Anonymous

    Another for nostalgia. Our pride and joy around 1966 when we still had to sort out things like the drive and the gardens. No landscaping included in those days nor central heating and in some respects life was a lot simpler.

  6. Anonymous

    David,You are referring to my father, Albert Edward “Ted” Busst. He was retired from the RFA in 1976 following major surgery for stomach cancer. He survived till 1996. We still live in the family home which was originally allocated to my father as married quarters in 1954.I am now retired but fill my time in as Guide Co-ordinator at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum, Lathalmond – the old Naval Store Depot – which is the largest museum of its type in the world and even houses “skippy”, our Australian Albion.

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