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Newsletter August 2016

Chairman’s Newsletter Vol 3 2016

AUGUST 2016

Phew! That was the summer that was. Usual inundation of badly parked large cars, can’t get game of golf on wee course, collection of assorted pants and socks to go back to grandchildren via Royal Mail. What are you going to do now? Why not, along with me, reflect back on the past year of the Society’s activities, which I hope you have all enjoyed and found worthwhile, and let’s look forward to another busy year for the Society. The committee are always keen to hear ideas and suggestions that could be followed up so do please contact any of us with your thoughts.

COFFEE MORNINGS – Occasionally only a few people ‘n me but stimulating and fun chatting about the villages and their history or just gossiping –Initially we will start at the Pavilion on Wednesday 7th September 10:30 for 10:45 and fortnightly thereafter. We may consider going to Sands of Elie but will keep you posted. Do please come along

COMING EVENTS (all held in Elie Church Hall unless otherwise specified)

FRIDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

ANNUAL QUIZ  

Start time 19.00: cracking General Knowledge quiz, supper included (BYOB) and a generally good evening – tickets available from the Elie Newsagents. There will be the Chairman’s quiz as usual (and he’s found a whole raft of obscure questions and some he’ll ask again to see if you are on your toes!) You don’t need a full table – we can fix you up on the night with GK experts! At £13.50, better value than TV licence.

THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER

THE MARS BOYS

Start time 19.30: Very much part of Elie History when these boys from Dundee had their annual holidays in Elie and put on concerts etc.:   Interesting glimpse of the past.

THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Start time 19.00: A few amendments to constitution are proposed – please come along and hear what we are up to constitutionally.

This will be followed at 19.30 (approx.) by: An Evening with Bruce and Jackie Sangster   Open forum and chat with Bruce and Jackie who did so much to put the village on the gastronomic map. It will be interesting to hear their reminiscences. Came along with your note pad – who knows Bruce might give you some cooking tips to enable you to shine in the next Bake Off….can’t guarantee you will learn steps for Strictly!

2017

THURSDAY 12 January 2017

GOLFING HISTORY NIGHT

Start Time 19.30: Learn about the latest finds in the antique golf club museum from Ronnie Sinclair plus Alan Mackie of GHC giving his insight into its history.

THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY

MEMBERS’ NIGHT

Start time 19.30: Two members will give you fascinating insights into the transport infrastructure from rail to sea in 19th and 20th C.  

THURSDAY 9TH MARCH

Still in the pipeline

THURSDAY 13TH APRIL2017

Toll Roads and Gates

Start time 19.30: Chairman has been doing some digging to look at the period from late 18th C to mid19th century when roads were financed by Tolls and there was a toll gate in Elie and one in Pittenweem and one at Broomlees etc……

MAY ANNUAL OUTING – Still in the planning stage but suggestions welcome for this popular day out.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at these events.

Other News

You may have noticed some improvements to Chapel Green – we have been busy trying to control the weed population and, subject to Planning Permission and funding, we are proposing to erect story boards round this popular walk to inform visitors of the historical significance of the area. Full details on request !

Graham Johnston

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