In days gone by some of the smallest events found themselves being reported on the pages of the local newspaper. Examples of such stories have been shared here before but here are a few more. Above is from 13 June 1901 Leven Advertiser, covering the tale of some very early new potatoes no less.
The above from 5 April 1873 Fifeshire Advertiser relays the tale of a servant girl that disturbed a sleeping fox.
Remarking upon the weather was another favourite of the local press in the past. In the 7 July 1909 Leven Advertiser, it was "a sharp peal of thunder" and torrential rain that merited reporting upon. Meanwhile, a mild winter and early spring earned mention below in the 25 February 1851 Fifeshire Journal.
The two pieces below, from the Fifeshire Journals of 9 September 1847 and 16 August 1855 respectively, speak of harvest-time, with its heavy yields and favourable weather.
A winter's story of frost and "jolly curlers" graced the 29 December 1853 Fifeshire Journal.
Back to Springtime and on 1 April 1852 the same newspaper comments below upon the early sighting of butterflies between Largo and Lundin Mill.
Finally, in slightly more recent times (13 Oct 1936 Leven Advertiser) a less gentle story below of graffiti on the Serpentine Walk - at odds with the usual peaceful country tales. I wonder what exactly was daubed on the trees?