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Elie & Earlsferry History Society

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Local Quiz

Test your knowledge of local history with this quiz (answers below) What have the following Elie people in common – William Duddingston, William James & Andrew Wood? Where were the first premises of Elie and Earlsferry Sailing Club? Garland, Thomson and Reekie et al used to rent out what during…

Walking Tour No 3 – Elie Harbour

Starts and finishes at Elie Harbour The following narrative is designed to help you find your way around the Elie Harbour area and provide some historical background on some of the interesting things that can be found. It can be used for a self-guided walking tour of the harbour area (other…

Walking Tour No 2 – Earlsferry

Starts and finishes at Earlsferry Town Hall The following narrative is designed to help you find your way around Earlsferry and provide some historical background on some of the interesting things that can be found. It can be used for a self-guided walking tour of this Royal Burgh (other tours are…

Walking Tour No 1 – Elie Village

Starts and finishes at Elie Church The following narrative is designed to help you find your way around Elie village and provide some historical background on some of the interesting things that can be found. It can be used for a self-guided walking tour of Elie central (other tours are also…

PRESS CUTTINGS: A Very Bad Driver

The Evening Telegraph November 1905 FIFE LADY MOTORIST FINED Miss Alexandra Malcolm Glover, sometime residing at Earlsferry House Elie and now at Mount Grange Hope Terrace Edinburgh, was charged at Cupar Sheriff Court this afternoon of having on Friday 6th October driven dangerously within the High Street and St Andrews…

PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS – Norma Cannon

GALLERY 2 – The Beaches

POTTED HISTORY No 8: Battle of the Forth

The Sea Battle of the Forth 16th October 1939 On 16th October 1939 passers-by on the Terrace in Elie were treated to what they thought was an exciting practice for the war. Margaret Gaunt (nee Moyes) recalls – “I was seven – we were in the gardens fronting Archbold House…

Salmon Fishing in the Forth

This article is based upon the experiences of Jimmy Linton, who had the concession for salmon fishing from the Crown Estates. “I started the salmon fishing the 1950s, it having been done by Johnston’s of Montrose before then. I paid £5 per year to the Crown Estates for the right…

Terras’s Shoe Shop

For many years Terras’s Shoe Shop in Elie was well-known for being able to produce the right shoes to fit almost any foot (and usually also the left foot!).  Many Elie visitors during the summer patronised Terras’s shop but what was the origin and history of this business? Lindsay Terras,…