In the early 1930s, Miss Spinks occupied a hairdresser's shop on High Street, Methil. Around that time a curious story was featured in the local paper about how her pet Pekinese dog had been stolen by sailors and spent three months at sea before being taken to Port Said in Egypt. The dog was eventually returned after a six month spell in quarantine. However, it became unwell and it was advised by a vet that the dog should be given "gin night and morning". The dog recovered but was sadly killed by a car in February 1933 (St Andrews Citizen 17 June).
In 1935, aged 27, Jean was involved in a serious road traffic accident near Cardenden, while travelling as pillion passenger on a motor cycle. The motor cycle was hit by a bus and its 21-year-old driver, Ronald Tidman from Anstruther, died from his injuries. Jean was in critical condition for a time, due to serious injuries to her head and leg.
In 1939, Jean married Albert O'Neil and had a hairdressing shop, with house above, built at 240 Wellesley Road done in art deco style (shown in recent times below). It must have also been around that time that the Lundin Links branch was opened. And the Leven Road premises stayed in Jean's ownership at least into the 1950s. If you know more about the duration of the business's time in Lundin Links, please comment.