THE first photograph, supplied to the Press by Dennis Butler, was taken at Dunfermline Upper Station in August 1924 on the occasion of the naming ceremony in August 1924 of the Sir Nigel Gresley-designed class A3 locomotive number 2563 in honour of William Whitelaw (1868-1946), MP for Perth City (1892-95).

He was the first chairman of the newly-formed LNER (1923-1948). William Whitlaw is third from the left and Dennis thinks the the last figure from the left is the Earl of Elgin.

Dennis wonders if Press readers can name the other people in the photograph and intends to post the photograph, and any further caption details that can be supplied, on his Sir Nigel Gresley Facebook page.

The second photograph was sent in by Press readers Marion and Jim Kelly, of Longhill Gardens, Dalgety Bay. The picture, of Low Valleyfield, East End, was taken before Longannet Power Station was built, therefore no ash lagoons can be seen.

It shows what was called the Raws and shows the water coming up to the signal box with wagons in the foreground and the long raw behind. High Valleyfield can be seen at the top.

If you have a photo from the past you’d like to share with out readers in Memory Lane, you can email a scan of it to or visit our office at Forsyth House, Pitreavie Drive, Dunfermline, KY11 8US, where a reporter can scan the image and take some details.