Indexed By:Hazel Cameron
Track 1: Intro
Full Name, Kelty, family Italian
Blood condition , languages
Track 2: About the project, ‘The End of the Shift’. What happens next Community cohesion
Track 3: History of coming to Fife, father’s school, foreigners
Father born 1884.
The War, rationing, the chip shops – ice cream, sweets
Mining area – father working in the Pit. Brother a Bevan boy.
Brothers: Fireman, Policeman, Clydebank blitz, Black Watch
Italian descent, can’t serve two masters, not knowing if Italian family were alive.
Ayrshire pits, listening to sounds.
Family came from crofting.
Employees – don’t employ two sisters. Cowdenbeath bank manager
May day celebrations
Working on Sundays to buy extras
Grants for children’s university
Kelty gala day – ice cream cart & van
A car in the 1930s – letting out garages and other cars, Austin 7
Heritage book about Kelty – writing/woodwork classes
Brother teaching to drive
Money and savings
First job – working in the shop
Father’s and brother’s death
Took on the Post Office
Track 4: Working in the 80s in the Post Office as Post Master
Miners strikes of 80s
Early closure of pits in Fife
Helping a miner’s minor. Keep the child until strike was over
Collections of goods to help those on strike
Track 5: Buying shoes
Different shifts – tying up trousers to stop rats
Miner’s leaning against walls or hedges because they can’t breathe
Baths at the pits
Keeping horses/ponies – giving a bit of field for play park and football
Road in field that went to the Lindsay Pit
One man drank pint of milk every day
Baths in house, by the fire…photograph
Track 6: The girls in Kelty going to service or working in factories
Track 7: Carpet Squares – miners towels, soap
Skirts. Sending to Bosnia.
Track 8: Miners towels went to Bosnia
Track 9: Photo
Track 10: John Redmond has a few things about Kelty and photos
Track 11: The Brass band and the Pipe band. All miners. Cooperative plays.