Views from Buckhaven's past
Thanks to Frank Rankin who supplied the photographs below of Auld Buckhaven.
If you can date or add any information to these photographs please send info by e-mail.
The train above Buckhaven Gasworks is a W.A.C.Smith photo of a BR Standard 2-6-0
with a 1958 football special from Glasgow Queen St. to Methil (for Bayview).
Thanks to Steve Chambers for the above information.
Buckhaven lifeboat takes to the water.
Aerial views Buckhaven and Methil
A great view of the Wellesley Colliery.
I do not know when this and the pictures below were taken, maybe someone can work it out
from the housing, or lack of it etc., Let me know.
A good photo of Methil docks (left) above and the mouth of the River Leven (right).
The photo above of Methil looking toward Leven, with Largo Law in the background.
Above is the mouth of the River Leven and is obviously pre- power station which was built
around the early sixties and would be sighted on the left of the photo. The right hand side of
the mouth had a lovely beach with fine sand although there was also a sewer outlet there as
I remember. From the housing estate on the top right (which i've forgotten the name of) and
the one on the left (Aberhill) I'd say the photo dates from the fifties.
(Many thanks to John McKay for the information above)
Another photo looking toward Leven and Largo Law in the background with
Methil in the foreground.