27th September 1828
At three o Clock afternoon of the 24th, while a fleet of Cellardyke boats were returning from Eden – water with mussels for bait, one of them the Olive, Davidson, Master, went down between the Carr Rock Beacon and the Isle of May, the boat and six of the crew were unfortunately lost. One of the boats in company succeeded in saving the only other man on board, named Davidson, he has to lament the loss of two sons, a brother and a brother’s son.
25th September 1860
Broughty Ferry – revival of religion – On Thursday night , a meeting was addressed in the Mission house by Robert Brown and Alexander Cunningham two fishermen of Cellardyke; and a sketch of the revival in that place was given…. Whereas in former years about £40 was spent on strong drink, when the herring boats were ‘hauled up’ this year the money has been laid aside forming a fund to meet some future emergency…..
1 Oct 1877
Departure of fishing boats for the South – In the course of last week no less than 70 of our fishing boats left for Yarmouth and Lowestoft…. There will be fully 500 persons from Anstruther and Cellardyke prosecuting the enterprise at these ports.
30th September 1885
The Rising Fortunes of Cellardyke – … Mr James Henderson has just sold the east most of the model fisher homes in the new street at right angles to Rodger Street, Cellardyke, to Mr Henry Beat (Bett) at the price of £365.. This house includes superior domestic accommodation for two families with every convenience for fishermen in the way of barking and storage of tackle. We also learn that Mr Alex Key has sold his house in West Forth Street to his Brother in law in Pittenweem, Mr David Parker, who intends to move thither with his family at the coming term. If the rumour is true, this is only one of several skippers and fishermen of Pittenweem who are about to take a similar step, so as to exchange that ill-suited over crowded shore for the fine harbour and other deep sea facilities enjoyed as nowhere else perhaps on the coast at Cellardyke.
28 Sept 1898
John Gardiner (28), Cellardyke, part owner of the Maggie Scott KY 27… has been drowned. The vessel put into West Hartlepool a week ago, In the evening Gardiner left the boat with several of the crew, from whom he departed some time afterwards declining to go to the place of entertainment on account of his deafness.. he was seen by the harbour police before midnight going aboard another vessel in order to get to his own boat but was not seen again… The harbour was grappled but without success.
Yesterday the crew received intimation that his body had been found in the water
2 Oct 1943
The London Gazette announced the award of the OBE to Capt. William Smith Keay, whose vessel almost continuously attacked by an enemy aircraft , ‘ put up a magnificent defence’. Son of Andrew Keay, Cellardyke his vessel was the subject of heavy bombardment from the air a torpedo practically tore the side off his vessel during the North African Landings.
2 Oct 1946
With borrowed shovels two demobbed naval officers laid the foundations of a new industry for East Fife. Lieut. Appleby and Lieut. Commander P Branch with Mr J Brown Cellardyke have created a modern furniture works out of what was once an old net factory at Cellardyke…. They cleared away 12 tons of junk including the fuselages of two ‘flying fleas’, and St Andrews Town council lent them a concrete mixer to lay the floor… 26 tons of concrete and rubble was laid by three men in four days.. They are now in full production…..present staff numbers are 10 they are set to expand and young girls are to be trained in French polishing…