Hi, we used to play at Ravenscraig every day as well, down the sands, the dungeons used to scare me when we looked through the slit windows, but when we got older and braver, and ventured down the in the dark (there was always a gang of us) we found it wasn't too bad. I also learned to swim in the rock pools in front of ...Read full memory
I used to play in the castle and what we thought were dungeons in the middle to late 1950s. It was our playground for many years. We went to the beach nearly every day summer or winter. Loved the place to bits. My sister and younger brothers found the place magical and facsinating, even though it was in ruins it was magical to us.
I grew up in Kirkcaldy and this castle and its grounds was a great mass of interesting places to hide, climb and explore. It was in effect our playground between the years of 1984 through to 1988. Even the local high school (Viewforth) used the park grounds to the left of the castle and still does for cross country.
I remember once after being warned by Mum & Dad not to climb up the rocks the the castle, but my mates talked me into it. Just got up near the top when there was a shout and a couple of Bobbies headed towards us. Off we went down the rocks, managed to get to the beach and up the steps to Ravenscraig Park and got away. Never went up there again mind.
I often remember walking past here on the way to visit my Auntie & Uncle Liz & Wull Marshall, they were actually my Dad's Uncle & Auntie. We lived up at the Hallows in Gallatown. I was born in 1947 and we moved to Australia in 1962. I am pretty sure there was a mad old woman that lived there and someone told me she was related ...Read full memory
I remember with great memories playing in the panny den, lived next to it in Wright Place. Also attended Pathhead school. Left for America in 1954.
I was born at 109 nether street , a great place for a kid to grow up , the castle , ravenscraig park hill 60 The old grave yard , we were never bored as kids ,why would we be with all that on our door step .We moved to wright place then I emigrated to New Zealand in 1965 but try to come back every few years to catch ...Read full memory
"...I used to play in the castle and what we thought were dungeons in the middle to late 1950s. It was our playground for many years. We went to the beach nearly every day summer or winter..." Maybe we know each other? However, my best remembered memory was when I was seven or eight, playing in the rock pools ...Read full memory
Though I have no personal memories of the Victoria Works I would be interested to hear of any recollections of the ROC based there. The Observation Post can still be seen abve the roof and its survival is probably unique in Fife. Steve, email@example.com
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