A telegram was received in Anstruther on Wednesday stating that the Cellardyke Boat Lillias Scott (Skipper Philip Gardner) has landed 120 crans at Yarmouth. The fish sold at 23s 6d per cran, the catch there for bringing the boats total earnings up by £140.
The Fishery Cruiser Brenda landed at Granton a quantity of wreckage which was picked up at the mouth of the Forth. The Master of the Brenda stated that he had come across a mast sticking out of the water apparently attached to a sunken wreck. After several attempts the wreckage came away and was found to consist of two masts, a crutch, blocks and gear belonging to a large fishing boat. It is believed to be the wreckage of the Cellardyke fishing vessel sunk in collision with HMS Speedwell during last spring.
Intelligence was received yesterday of the drowning of a Cellardyke fisherman, John Wilson, one of the crew of the Shields drifter Baden Powell, while on a voyage from Yarmouth to Anstruther. Deceased was about 55 years of age and leaves a widow and large family.
Another promising young man connected with Cellardyke has made the supreme sacrifice, Gunner John Bayne Brown, (33) of the Canadian Royal Artillery has been killed in action. He was the son of Thomas Brown, builder, Alberta Canada, late of Cellardyke.
David Birrell, baker, Fowler St Cellardyke, appeared at Cupar Sheriff Court for examination in Bankruptcy.
The state of affairs showed assets 385, liabilities £558 3s 10d.
Success of Cellardyke Putting Green, A credit balance of £72 7s 4d on the season’s working was shown in the accounts. It was agreed to transfer £60 to the common good fund. Provost Mitchell voiced the council’s indebtedness to Bailie Bett for his work in connection with the putting green.
A distinguished son of Cellardyke has passed away in his residence in Binghampton, New York City. Mr George Fowler was born in 1852 and was a son of George Fowler (Murray) from a lowly origin he became one of the merchant princes in the US, but he never renounced his connection with the fisher folk.
He served his apprenticeship as a draper and general merchant with Sharp and Murray, the then leading stores in Cellardyke. He emigrated at 19 and set up business with two other Scotsmen, Fowler, Dick and Walker which grew to immense proportions with many branches spread throughout several states. Mr Fowler was much beloved in his native burgh which he delighted to visit in the summer months, residing in the house in which he was born. He was especially mindful of old folks of the town who each year received a helping hand in the way of Coals and other goods. He also carried out several town improvements at his own expense.
Anstruther town hall was lavishly decorated last night on the occasion of the annual dance organised by the local bankers. Over 100 couples were present and the company danced to the music provided by the Olympia Palais de Danse Orchestra, Kirkcaldy. Messrs C Methven (Anstruther) and T Robertson (Cellardyke) were the MC’s
Cellardyke attendees, Mr James Anderson, Miss Agnes Allan, Miss A Boyter, F. H Boyer, Alexander Bett, Miss Blyth, John Clark, Mr. J Donaldson, Miss L Gardner, Mr George Keay, Mr and Mrs G Melville, Mr J.M Muir, Miss E Murray Miss Reid and Miss A Watson.
Large crowds witnessed the launch from the boatbuilding yard of Walter Reekie, Anstruther of the motor fishing bauldie, Onaway, built to the order of Mr William, W Carstairs, Cellardyke. The Onaway, sister ship to the Winaway is 53ft long and fitted with a 48 hp semi diesel engine and special design of steam boiler and capstan. Miss Jessie Watson, Cellardyke sister of the skipper performed the christening ceremony.