Dunfermline Athletic

Club History | Dissertation: Club, Community and Coal

The Heritage Trust was delighted to be able to help James Canavan with his dissertation for a Master's degree from De Montfort University in Leicester.

The full title is "Club, Community and Coal: A Case Study of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club in the 1980s", and can be read or downloaded by clicking the link below.

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David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)

David Ferguson Hunter VC (1891-1965)On 16 September 1918 Corporal David Hunter and the six men of his HLI platoon began a desperate struggle for survival near the village of Moeuvres in Picardie, France. Exactly one hundred years later, on 16 September 2018, the Heritage Trust and DAFC, along with the people of Fife and of Moeuvres, came together at East End Park to commemorate the achievements of “The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres” which led to Corporal Hunter being awarded the Victoria Cross and the other members of his platoon the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

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Record Breakers

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Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018

Battle of the Somme Remembrance 2018On 1 July 2018, the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, a wreath was laid at the McCrae`s Battalion cairn in Contalmaison, France, in memory of the DAFC players (Davie Izatt & Jimmy Morton) and supporters who served with McCrae`s Battalion (16th Royal Scots) and who died that day.

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