Blast from the Past – Beveridge Park Kirkcaldy Postcards –

Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy is a lovely park which was designed and built in Victorian times. They usually involve a lot of land and land being so expensive nowadays they’re a thing of the past, but apparently if you live near one it makes your home much more desirable. We used to live a two minute walk from this one so whenever I came across old postcards of Beveridge Park I snapped them up for my album. This blogpost will probably only be of interest to Langtouners – natives of Kirkcaldy in Fife, or people who know and love the park.

Beveridge Park Gates, Kirkcaldy

The postcard below is of the long gone bandstand, it’s such a shame that most of these elegant bandstands were ripped down, mainly in the 1960s and 70s I think. Possibly some were demolished during the World War 2 scavenge for metal for the war effort.

Beveridge Park bandstand

The next postcard is of what we have always called the duck pond, but I see that it is described as ‘the lake’ on the postcard, it hasn’t changed much.

Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy

The following one shows the original layout of the formal part of the park.

Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy

This last postcard is the only one which has actually been postally used and it bears a postmark – May 12 08. So it’s 110 years old. The bottom part of the photo looks very different nowadays because there are enormous trees there now.

Beveridge Park in Kirkcaldy, Fife

4 thoughts on “Blast from the Past – Beveridge Park Kirkcaldy Postcards –

  1. I love those old postcards. I have some of Philadelphia, not my favorite place, as you know. A couple of my cousins collect old postcards and they sent these to me. I’ll have to look for old Lancaster postcards when I get some time.

    • Joan,
      I’ve collected old postcards from most of the places that we’ve lived in, I love it if they’ve been written on but often they are blank.

  2. Lovely postcards. I have just moved close to beveridge park and love it, such an impressive park even now (For these cash strapped council times!) though looking at these postcards… wow! Where do you pick up old postcards?

    • Lynda,
      For 26 years I lived a two minute walk away from Beveridge Park, it’s the one thing that I miss about Kirkcaldy. I’ve mainly bought the postcards on Ebay but picked up some at antique fairs, there are usually a few people selling some cards and you can be lucky. Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

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