The Cellardyke Echo – 16/03/2023 – Issue 380


Saturday Night Brawl.—Before Provost Readdie. at a Burgh Court, on Monday, Alexander Moncrieff, fisherman, Cellardyke, pleaded guilty to having created a breach of the peace in the Shore Street on Saturday night. It was stated that Moncrieff was the worse of liquor at the time. Moncrieff said he was to leave next day to join the colliery transport engaged by the Admiralty. This fact was kept in view by the Provost, who imposed a fine of 30s, with the alternative of 20 days. The fine was paid.

The following men have joined the Royal Naval Reserve: —Messrs David Watson, Thomas Lothian, Robert Smith, and D. Mackay. of Cellardyke; and R. McKenzie, Pittenweem.

Result of School Concert. With the proceeds of the school concerts held recently, a strong, serviceable knife is to be sent to each soldier or sailor belonging to West Anstruther, East Anstruther. Cellardyke. and Kilrenny. The knife will bear an inscription appropriate to the occasion, and should, therefore, prove a suitable memento, besides proving of considerable practical utility. Bailie Butters, Cellardyke, has kindly undertaken to supply the knives at cost price. The first consignment is expected to arrive in the course of this week. A knife is to be sent to each man whose name appears on any of the local Church Rolls of Honour. The friends of those, who are at present serving in any branch of the Army or Navy, but whose names do not appear on any Church list, should communicate immediately with the Headmaster of Cellardyke School, otherwise no knives will be sent to those men. Thanks are due to the local clergymen, who willingly supplied all the information necessary for the compilation of a general list, while Mr John Barbour also rendered Yeoman service in collecting addresses.

A knife I was gifted and passed on to the Burgh Collection

LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR CELLARDYKE MINISTER. The Established Presbytery of St Andrews met in that city yesterday , the Rev William  Neil, Newburn, moderator- A request was submitted from the Rev James Ray, Cellardyke, desiring leave of absence for three months from 1st April to enable him to accept the chaplainship of a military hospital which had been offered him.  On the motion of the Rev. Levack the request was granted, and the Rev. J.W Anderson Anstruther, was appointed as moderator at Cellardyke during Mr Ray’s absence. It was stated that owing to the war the population of Cellardyke was half it had been.


Montrose Minister’s Action for Stipend – The Second Division of the Court of session  last Thursday disposed of an appeal from the Sheriff Court at Cupar in an action by the Rev. A. Noble Scott, Union Place. Anstruther (formerly of Montrose), against John Dick, fisherman, Cellardyke, and  others, the managers of the Evangelical Union Church, Anstruther, for payment of £52 10s, being seven months’ salary due to the pursuer as minister of the church. Sheriff-Substitute Armour -Hannay, in his findings, stated that in April, 1906, the pursuer received a call from the congregation. The salary agreed upon was £90 per annum, with the free use of a manse, and a bonus of £10 if the funds of the church could afford it. The pursuer accepted the call, and gave up his charge at Rutherglen. Disputes arose, and in December, 1913. the pursuer received a letter from the managers of the church dispensing with his services as at January 31, 1914. His salary was paid monthly at the rate of £7 per month until June. 1913. and there was thus due to him the sum of £52 10s, which he sued for. The action was defended on a number of grounds. The Sheriff-Substitute decerned against the defenders as managers, and as such, representing the members of the church jointly and severally, for the sum sued for, with expenses. The defenders appealed to this Court, and contended that as they interpreted the Sheriff-Substitute’s interlocutor, it was a decerniture against them as individuals as well as in their representative capacity. The Court held that it was quite clear that the Sheriff-Substitute did not intend to subject the defenders in individual responsibility for payment of the sum sued for, apart from the question whether there were funds or not under their control, which they could make forthcoming to meet the pursuer’s demand, but in order to make the matter still more clear the Court varied the interlocutor to meet the defenders’ objection. The pursuer was found entitled to expenses.





Nelly O’Neal,                                     The General’s Adopted Daughter, Miss B. Woodward

Elsie                                                       Miss J. Keay

Violet                                                    Miss H . Stewart

Rose                                                      Miss M. Woodward

Dorothy                                               Miss S. Jack

Major-General Bangs, V.C.           Mr R. S. Keay

Patrick McGee, his Servant         Mr D.S Coleman

Harry Lisle, Clerk in the Government Office Mis E. McRuvie

The Raja of Rajahpore                   Mr J B. Boyter

Ah Sin, his Chinese Servant         Mr A. J. B. Gilmour

Electra, the Goddess of light      Miss I. McLeod

Raj the Rakshasha, a bold, bad spirit Miss  A. Watson

Conductress—Miss Rennie.

Synopsis Scenery-

Scene 1                 Outside the Rajah’s Palace

Scene 2                The Cave of Raj the Rakshasha

Scene 3                The Palace Gardens

Chorus of Populace—Imps of Darkness—Spirits of Light, etc.

Dresses and Wigs, &c. hired from the GLASGOW AND THEATRICAL FANCY COSTUME COY. Scenery and other Effects lent by the Manager, Gaiety Theatre, Methil

FRIDAY—Doors open, at 7.30; commence, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY (MATINEE only)—Doors open, at 2; commence, 230 p.m. -. prompt.

TICKETS, 2s 2d, 1s 2d, and 7d (Tax included). and Books of Words, 1d, to be had at various shops in Crail, Cellardyke, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monance, and Elie, and from Members of the Chorus. Children half-price on Saturday, e.g.. 7d and 4d.

Seats at 2s. 2d may be reserved at the ” Record” office on payment of a small fee of 4d. No cash taken at door until 7.50 p.m., by which time all ticket-holders are requested to be in their seats. Ladies are specially requested to remove their hats.


SCOTTISH SOLDIERS WIN MILITARY MEDAL FOR CONSPICUOUS BRAVERY IN THE FIELD. In a long list of Military Medal awards to non-commissioned officers and men published last night occur the names the following Scotsmen: 345749 L.-Cpl. (A. Cpl.) J. Black, Royal Highlanders (Dundee); 37928 Pte. A. W. Brown, M.G. Corps (Cellardyke): 9333 Sgt. R. Brown, Worcester Reg. (Tayport)……………………………………………….

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