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Memorial to one of Kirkcaldy’s biggest engineering works to be unveiled

A plaque commemorating the site of the Melville-Brodie Engineering Co Ltd on the corner of Beatty Crescent and Junction Road will be erected by a group of former employees, who all learned their trade with the company.

The Melville Brodie Engineering Company employed hundreds of people during its 102-year existence, closing in 1971. The factory produced the tools that enabled Fife’s mining and manufacturing industries to operate and helped with the production of coal, linen, paper and linoleum.

As a historical link to current activity with Babcock in Rosyth, Melville Brodie made parts for aircraft carriers during the war

The firm underwent several changes of hands before it was destroyed by fire in the early 80s

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