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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…

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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…

Elie Shipyard

The Shipyard of William and John Steel There  is little doubt that there was a small ship yard in Elie from about the middle of the 18th Century until the middle of 19th Century.  There is little or no documentation or evidence of the size of the yard other than…

Elie Water Fountain/Pump

This is the entry in a website of ornamental fountains and it details the Elie Water Fountain.  It is claimed that the date is 1869 and that is engraved on the base.  However there was an earlier pump here as can be seen by the ordnance survey map of 1853…

2018 Exhibition – The Sands of Time at Elie

On 3-4 August the History Society is holding an exhibition in Elie Church Hall entitled “The Sands of Time in Elie”. The intention is to cover all aspects of the history of the beaches and their uses. For example, we will highlight the donkeys operated by Bob Haig, the CSSM,…

Polish Paratroopers

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Oh Dear Me / The Jute Mill Song

Of all the poems and songs that are associated with Mary Brooksbank, the Jute Mill Song or Oh Dear Me is probably the best known. Based on a single traditional verse, which she adapted as the chorus, she managed to capture a lot more about life than just the hardships…

Chairman’s Newsletter – May 2017

Chairmans Newsletter May 2017