The Cellardyke Echo – 2/6/2016


The wedding took place in Cellardyke Parish Church of Miss Jessie N Doig, younger daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Doig, 16 Rodger St, and Lieutenant W.J.B Thomson, RNVR youngest son of Captain and Mrs Thomson, Millbank, Anstruther.

Bride who was given away by her father was in white satin, her net veil being embroidered with satin lover’s knots and held in place by orange blossom.

She was attended by two bridesmaids Miss Mima K Doig (Sister) and Miss Margaret Doig (Niece).

Groomsman was Pilot Officer Sydney Thomson RAF brother of the bridegroom.


Last Of Anstruther’s service men who have been captives in Germany have now returned. They are Cpl J Watson Smith. RASC son of Councillor A Smith, New Grange, Cellardyke and Pvte Lock Horsburgh, Royal Tank Corps, also of Cellardyke. A reservist the later re-joined his old regiment at the outbreak of war. Survivor of Calais, he was captured in Greece in 1941 and taken to Stalag XVIIID . Cpl. Smith was taken at Tobruk and after 15 months in an Italian Camp was transferred to Stalag 1VB


New members of Aunt Joan’s Children’s Corner, In Dundee Evening Telegraph – Martin Sutherland, 48 George Street, club number 31048

Two Fife Girls – Mary Bissett, james Street Cellardyke and Margaret Harrison, Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews- have been chosedn for the honour of opening a new Red Cross Convalescent Home fore Children in Kent, They will perform the Ceremony on July 1st. Miss Bissett is a pupil at Wasid Academy Anstruther, and Miss harrison at Madras College.


The Body of David Stevenson (38), 24 Rodget Street Cellardyke, who was reported missing five weeks ago was recovered from the water at Matthews Quay Aberdeen, yesterday

Stevenson was a member of the Crew of the Noontide which had put into Aberdeen.


Mr David McRuvie, 20 James Street, a deckhand on the Fishing Vessel William Wilson, is at sea, unaware that he has been awarded the B.E.M

He is ‘somewhere in the North Sea’ and will not reach land for about a fortnight. A native of Cellardyke he has served in two wars. During the first war he was on convoy duty. In the second war he was mate of the Wilson Line which was converted to hospital duty for service at Scapa.

He was at Scapa when the Royal Oak was torpedoed and played a prominent part in the rescue operations

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