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Elie & Earlsferry History Society

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Stay at Home – Local History Quiz No 1

Test your knowledge of local history with our quiz. Answers with Quiz No 2 next week.

Important Notice

It will not come as a surprise to know that we in the History Society have decided to comply with government policy, from whichever parliament it emanates. So the rest of our “season” is cancelled, including the outing. Also, we have postponed the exhibition in August – whilst we appreciate that…

The History Talk on Thu 12 Mar has been postponed as a precaution in view of the current concerns with COVID 19.

Evening Talk Thu 12 Mar 20

Evening Talk 11 Apr 19

Evening Talk by Andrew Kerr – The Surrender and Internment of the German High Fleet

On the 21st November 1918 the German High Seas Fleet surrendered to the Allies at the Firth of Forth. The anchorage on the Forth was merely the first stop for the fleet to ensure complete disarmament; the fleet would subsequently be interned at Scapa Flow a few days later. Just…

Evening Talk – Letters to Elie – 14 Feb 19

Graham Meacher, former Subpostmaster of Elie, has put together a very interesting talk about the history of the local postal service and how it fitted in with the national network. The talk covers the evolution of the local mail, telegraph and telephone services provided by the GPO from the earliest…

Heritage App launched and available for download!

James Braid – Open Golf Champion

James Braid (6 February 1870 – 27 November 1950) was born in Liberty the adjoining village to Earlsferry in 1870. He was known locally as “Jamie”. The house in which he was born is no longer there but it was where the garage was on the north side of Liberty…