After a number of days of heavy rain and general dreich weather, I couldn’t resist posting these three photos taken back in September, during the last days of our summer, as part of this weeks ‘Eye Spy‘ Weekly Photo Challenge. Eye Spy BLUE SKIES!!!!!! 🙂
The name of the street on which you can find these houses in Dysart is called Pan Ha. It is derived from ‘haugh’ which means flat or level ground, and the ‘pan’ from the salt pans that would have been used here for many centuries. The salt industry (mainly used for food preservation) was an important process, from early medieval to Late Victorian times, on the south coast of Fife. Access to the sea, and to coal, were the two main factors that determined the locations of this industry. The sea water was placed in large pans, which were then placed on top of coal fires to evaporate the water to leave the salt in the pan.
See “The Dysart Trust” page for an excellent old photo of Pan Ha, and a brief history of the area.