The John and Mary has not been seen or heard of since she went to sea on the morning of the third. Some articles belonging to the missing boat have been driven ashore, there is every reason to conclude that she must have been run down by a vessel or gone down in a squall. By this melancholy event 8 industrious fisher men have been drowned, leaving six widows and twenty two children to mourn their loss.
John Smith owner and Master – a widow and four children eldest 5 years youngest seven months.
James Fleming – widow pregnant and seven children 2 – 16 years old
Henry Reid – a widow and seven children, the youngest being born on the same morning the father perished.
Thomas Fleming – a widow and six children, four are from 9 – 16 years old
John Fleming unmarried, son of Thomas Fleming perished with his father
James Dick – widow and two children, the eldest 5 years
David Birrell – a pregnant widow
James Dickson – unmarried
From Personal knowledge of each particular case the crew were sober and industrious men, some of the most respectable in their class, and while some of the widows are not so destitute as to be entitled to parochial relief, most are without means for present support – James Fowler set up a fund to help support the families.
James Gardner was fined 5s for allowing his dog to go at large…
The Schooner Elizabeth of Aberdeen was driven ashore near Caplie, No sooner was the vessel observed to be in danger than several Cellardyke fishermen hastened to the spot, and one of their number Thomas Tarvit, at great personal hazard, went on board to aid the crew. On the tide receding, the crew abandoned the vessel, considering her wreck inevitable, but mainly by the exertions of Tarvit and the weather becoming more moderate, she was floated off in the course of the next tide and taken into Crail harbour, apparently but little worse of her mishap.
John A Millar Cellardyke, has just completed a first class fishing vessel for Messrs John Boyter and George Ritchie, Cellardyke and is to be named the Guiding Star, she is within four inches of 50ft but her launch will not take place till the eve of the lent fishing in which she is to be employed.
Robert Melville, Cellardyke, who holds a leading place on the piers at Crail has engaged crews as follows Crabs or Partans, 1s 10d a dozen, Lobsters 1s each till, and 6d after the 15th May with a sovereign for ‘arles’
On Saturday afternoon the body of a woman named Elizabeth Jack or Thomson wife of a Cellardyke fisherman was found at the foot of the steep cliff of rocks between Anstruther and Pittenweem, it is supposed that she committed suicide, for on leaving her sister at Pittenweem on Friday night she told her that she would never see her alive again. She must have fallen a height of 50ft at least and death must have been instantaneous.
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Intelligence was received in Anstruther yesterday that the body of John Watson, Cellardyke, fireman on the Cellardyke Steam drifter Guerdon, who went amissing about 3 weeks ago had been found.
Married women are no longer to hold teaching appointments under Fife Education authority. A motion to that effect was carried yesterday. The authority approved the following appointments…………. Miss Mary Rennie assistant Mistress Cellardyke as headmistress of Kings Road School, Rosyth.
Large crowds witnessed the launch of the fishing boat Winaway from the boat building yard of Mr Alex Aitken, Anstruther yesterday afternoon. The boat was built to the order of Mr William Carstairs, Cellardyke. It is 52 feet 6 inches in length with a 16ft beam, and is fitted with a semi diesel engine.
Miss Gourlay, daughter of the skipper performed the naming ceremony.
At Anstruther and Cellardyke services were held at the two war memorials.
At the Billowness, Revs James A Paterson, Thomas R Sneddon and DR Ogg officiated, while at Cellardyke the services were conducted by the Revs J Marshall Pryde, James Lee and William Manson.
Wreath were laid at both memorials on behalf of the town council and other organisations.
A remembrance service in the examination hall of the Waid academy was conducted by the Rector Mr W Wishart Thomson. A wreath was placed on the Waid War memorial by the senior girl Margaret Thomas and the acting senior boy Alexander Smith
Children’s own Corner Dundee evening Telegraph.
Many Happy returns of the day to………… Martin Sutherland, Cellardyke, ten years old… I hope you are remembering the competition children, the closing date is Monday so there is still time to get your entries in… lots of love Aunt Joan….