The Temperance Hall would have been a central feature of late 19th century Lundin Mill. This public venue would have played host to many a local event - from meetings concerning important local issues to dances, concerts and fund-raisers. Sitting at the foot of Hillhead Street, the hall was built in the mid-1880s with funds raised by local people (see notice below from the Fife Herald of 13 July 1882). Its location was close to the centre of 'Old Lundie', near the mill and the Hillhead shops.
The Temperance Hall was also the venue for the annual 'visitor's concert' where summer visitors to the area would put on a performance at the end of the season, displaying their musical and acting talents. As visitor numbers increased, and as the village itself expanded, so calls became louder for a larger hall to be built. Eventually, in 1910, the Montrave Hall was built at the west end of Lundin Links. Both halls continue to be used to this day - although the Temperance Hall long ago changed its name to the Crusoe Hall. If you can recall notable events which took place at the Temperance Hall (or Crusoe Hall as it is now) - please comment!
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