• 5 New Photos Added

    Five new photos have been added to the Recently Added page. Thanks to Corinne McGinley for these. The photos relate to members of the Kirkby family.

    If anyone has photos they’d like to share with us please contact me and I’ll arrange to have copies made of your photos.

    Many thanks

  • Open Evening 18 November

    Benarty Heritage Preservation Group is holding an Open Evening on the evening of 18th November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm to which everyone is welcome to attend. The aim of the event is to showcase some of the projects that the group is currently involved in.  For example the Lochore Castle Project, the World War I Memorial Books, an exhibition of some of the photos the group have.

    Some of the individually made books that the group have produced will be on sale during the evening and advance orders can be placed to purchase copies of which will be VERY limited editions of the various books being exhibited.

  • New Photo Added

    A new photo has been added to the Recently Added page. The photo is from Jim Robertson and he says.

    “I  recently came across this old photo, I think the four gentlemen were on a bus trip from their local. I recognise my grandfather Jimmy Robertson second from the right, on his left is Andrew Stark, he had a workshop behind the Goth. Do you think anyone would be able to identify the other two passengers.”

    If you can help with the identification of the men in this photo please get in touch.

    Many thanks.

  • A Moment in Time



    Today was a very special day at Benarty Centre. Children representing St. Kenneth’s RC Primary School and Benarty Primary School gathered at the Centre along with members of Benarty Heritage Preservation Group and other guests to watch as the Benarty time capsule was lowered into a specially made chamber at the main entrance of the building. The time capsule was a project undertaken by Benarty Heritage Preservation Group and contains artefacts relating to the Benarty area.  These include photographs, local and national newspapers, school uniforms, information relating to the community centre and the area.

    Jim Campbell from BHPG said “The time capsule contains a lot of artefacts and information relating to life today in the Benarty area as well as some national information. We hope that when it is opened in 2063 the people of Benarty will have a good idea of what it was like to live in the area in 2013.”

    The capsule will remain underground for 50 years and is due to be opened in June 2063.


  • Your Help Required

    One of our members is doing research on World War I causalities from the Benarty area and is seeking help finding information on some people who lost their life while serving their country. If you are related to or have information on the following people can you please email the site and let us know what information you have.

    Many thanks.


    The people we are seeking information on are:-

    Peter Devine

    Joseph Murphy

    Alexander McCusker

    John McGachie

    George Nixon

    Thomas Sykes

    John West

    All of the above men worked at the Mary Pit prior to enlisting.