Melville-Brodie Retired Engineers Club - Meeting 26 August 2014

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Specifications

  • Kirkcaldy and district, Fife
  • Fieldworker: Margaret Bennett
  • Audio Format: wav files, Digital mic, Edirol
  • Transcribed: Talitha MacKenzie
  • Publication: ‘They Taught Us Skills for Life: We are the Engineers!’ 2015, ISBN 978-1-907676-66-6
  • Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Organisation

Melville Brodie Retired Engineers Club

They Taught Us Skill300 200INDEX: Margaret Bennett

TRACK 1 

  • •intro

TRACK 2

  • •plan for book, outline
  • •background to Kirkcaldy
  • •Wm Melville
  • •Other factories
  • •Lino
  • •Melville engineer
  • •Timeline of trades
  • •Brodie family background
  • •Fife Archives, Markinch – plans
  • •Brodie’s cars
  • •Noise vibrations
  • •Patterns
  • •WW 2 work
  • •Pouring metal
  • •Bob Thomson, oldest man
  • •Remembers emloyees
  • •Social activities
  • •Pageants, holidays
  • •Christmas work
  • TRACK 3
  • •Pageant costumes
  • •charities
  • TRACK 4
  • •Nail makers in old times
  • •Feuars pub
  • TRACK 5
  • •Pattern archive
  • •Saves years of patterns for re-making parts, etc. 

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