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24/Sep/2012 22:19 David Messmer
Hi Everyone,

I'm an American who lived in Leuchars twenty five years ago (my dad flew for the RAF for three years). I'm now trying to write a series of short stories set in Leuchars (it's kind of a tribute to my favorite place among the many that I lived), and was wondering if anyone would be willing to augment my memories a bit. I've been using Google maps to look around the town a bit, but I was ten when I left, so I'm not able to place everything that I remember. Most pressing at the moment - I remember there being a small police station in town (this was in the 1980s), but I can't find it now. Am I misremembering it? Also, I saw Spar store on Google, but did it used to be called something else? Finally, the house at 10 Main Street used to be a place that sold magazines and stickers (I spent a lot of pocket money there). Can anyone tell me what it was called?

If anyone can help at all I would really appreciate it. Regardless, I hope my stories will do Leuchars proud - it's the least I can do for all the wonderful memories I have of the place!


28/Mar/2016 23:03 MS
Hi Dave I just saw your note. are you still interested ? My dad was an exchange officer in 1959, went to the village school and dad accepted the squadron standard from Queen Elizabeth. we plan to visit this August and if you need additional information. please let me know.

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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

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Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

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