The Cellardyke Echo – 16/9/2015

1942 – 18th Sept – ‘Miss Nan Williamson, Bus conductress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, Benavon, Toll Rd was injured yesterday. While she was directing a bus which was reversing into Messrs. Alexander’s depot in Pittenweem Road, Anstruther, her head became jammed between the rear of the bus and a car. She received wounds to her head and face and was removed to Dundee Royal Infirmary

1849 – Four cases of Cholera this week in Cellardyke, two were fatal, two were in recovery

1864 – A house fire east of the town hall -the building was severely damaged when flammable material from a nearby chimney landed on its thatched roof. The 2 story house belonged to James Fowler but only one story was left, Mrs. Jack, a widow lost all her grocery stock either by the fore or by the means of extinguishing it. and total destruction of all household effects.

1895 – John Carstairs, master of the Mizpah KY 398 gave evidence in the enquiry to the loss of George Watson (25), 8 Rodger Street, who was lost overboard when moving the block attached to the end of the fore sail, there was a squall and the wind caught the sail again and he was dragged overboard by the rope

1890 – A young boy, James Moncrieff was in court and pled guilty of stealing turnips from Kilrenny Mill farm. John Doig, fisherman Shore Street was fined 15s or 10 days imprisonment for assaulting another fisherman.

The Cellardyke Echo – 9/9/2015

This week
J Porter of The East Neuk of Fife Photographic Gallery, Cellardyke was advertising 12 Carte de Visite Portraits for 2s 8d
(there were the studio photographic portraits usually about 2inches by 3 inches)

Captain Macdonald was investigating the collision between PD 556 Agnes and Janet (Skipper James Ranken) and the Venus Star KY 1588 (Peter Murray, Skipper) which resulted in the sinking of the Venus Star. The Portessie boat agreed to pay £50 to the owners of the Cellardyke boat (SEE SEPARATE COMMENT BELOW)

1883 – The new town hall at Cellardyke, a gift from Stephen Williamson MP and David Fowler natives of the town, has just been completed at a cost of £3500 , official opening to be 19th Sept.

Andrew Elder, (5) of Cellardyke met his death by falling from an express train between Barry and Monifeith, he was leaning on the door when it burst open.

Close of the herring season at Fraserburgh. ‘Fisher’s Friend’ KY 294 of Cellardyke was one of the top earners grossing £340.

STOP PRESS…. some bad reporting and incorrect info across two newspapers.. clarity needed on Venus Star…. Dundee Telegraph 30 Aug 1882 ‘yesterday afternoon The herring fishing boat Agnes and Janet PD 556…….. was rundown and sunk off Peterhead by the fishing boat Venus Star LH 1583 (registration port wrong) Peter Murray, Cellardyke, skipper. There was a fresh North West wind blowing, The boats had heavy shots and kept running for the South Harbour until the entrance was blocked. As soon as the tide began to ebb a rush was made round the headland for the North harbour, and, as at the time a number of boats were running for the north side from the open sea, several narrow escapes from collision were made. The Agnes and Janet was under sail from the south harbour, and was staying to take the north entrance, and was, it is averred, on the wrong tack, when the Firth boat came upon her striking her amidships and cutting her completely in halves. The crew had just time to catch the Venus star as she was running through their craft, and were thus saved and brought into the harbour. The boat which was two years old and uninsured, went down with nets and all equipment and a shot of about 40 40 crans of herrings.

The Cellardyke Echo – 3/9/2015

The first Cellardyke Echo

1894 – Thomas Pringle (30) of Cellardyke was lost from the Onyx, Skipper Robert Meldrum

1903 – A Duleanell pipe organ is to be shortly to be installed in the Cellardyke Baptist Church

1914 – Provost Black presented Thomas Watson, cooper with a Royal Humane Society parchment for rescuing a boy, Wm Mason who was in danger of drowning at Cellardyke.

1916- Military medal was awarded to Drummer Harry Bowman of Cellardyke, serving with the Black Watch. Youngest son of fisherman Joseph Bowman, John Street who also had two other sons working on minesweepers.

1924 – Henry Gardner (62), part owner and retired Skipper of the steam drifter Acorn, died suddenly while working on a mizzen sail on the Middle pier in Anstruther.

1937 – Mr. Kelso was appointed interim headmaster of Cellardyke School, following the death of Mr. Hunter whilst on holiday at Crieff