Fishing Notes St Andrews,,, The fishermen here are complaining very severely of the conduct of certain boats from Buckhaven, St Monance and Cellardyke which have been trawling the bay for the past four weeks. It alleged it tears up and destroys the grounds and the spawn and several of our boats have had their lines run over rough shod by the heavy trawl, cutting them to the loss and injury of their owners
Alexander Cunningham only 23 years of age is setting up business in the East end of Cellardyke, building one of the largest fishing boats in the district. 47ft x 17ft
Andrew Scott, carter, Cellardyke was sentenced to be imprisoned for 14 days for theft at the Stenton Roup. Andrew Pattie, carter, Cellardyke pled guilty to a breach of the peace at the Stenton roup and was fined £1 or 14 days imprisonment.
Mr George Corstorphine, fisherman, Cellardyke, who in the act of scrambling from the boat to the west Pier Anstruther, laid hold of a piece of wood to assist his landing but the supposed stay yielded to his weight and gave way, and he fell into the harbour striking with considerable violence his head on the gunwale of the boat. His comrades immediately sprang to his rescue…shivering with wet and bleeding profusely from the stroke on his head his appearance at first excited the liveliest fears of his friends, but his condition has since been hopeful, but he has had to forego in the meantime his trip to the south
During the hurry and confusion at the departure of the boats in the intense darkness and rising wind, the deep sea fishing boat Olive Branch of Cellardyke, Skipper Thomas Smith, while leaving the pier under canvas was struck in the bow by another south bound boat. The collision excited little attention and less alarm, for thinking all secure the crew of the Olive Branch went on with their duty as their gallant craft flew like an arrow in the whistling breeze, till some two miles in the offing, two or three hands had an errand to the cabin, where they heard the sound of rushing water through the splintered planks.. happily the boat reached the shore in safety.
Boot factory for Cellardyke
A few weeks ago the capital was subscribed for starting a boot factory in Cellardyke, but some difficulty was experienced in obtaining a site. This difficulty has now been overcome. The promoters have purchased a property in West Forth Street belonging to Mr John Ritchie and lately occupied by Mr Hutton, aerated water manufacturer which will be converted into a factory for the above purpose.
Miss L J Smith, who for the past ten years has been a teacher at Moffat School has recently been appointed as assistant infant Mistress at Cellardyke Public School.
Like most places Cellardyke has its housing problem, and despite the erection of twenty houses by the local authority the supply does not meet demand. At last night’s meeting of the Kilrenny town Council eight applicants, including one from Glasgow were received for tenancy of one of the municipal houses which had become vacant. … It was resolved to ballot the most deserving case. Three applicants, James Wood, Alex Anderson and Andrew Watson all belonging to Cellardyke were voted on and the result was in the favour of the first name..
At a Pittenweem Liberals social, the speaker was Mr Russell , Leven… after teas songs were sung by Miss Jeanie Wood Pittenweem, Miss Ella Carstairs, Cellardyke and Dick Sellars, Pittenweem.