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The Last Shop in Earlsferry

This fascinating article is based on a talk about the Obarski Family given by Irene Stevenson to the Elie and Earlsferry History Society on 13 February 2020. It is published, with the kind permission of Irene, to coincide with the VE75 commemorations, which is very apt. It is well worth a read!


  1. Jonathan Forster

    7 May 2020 at 22:52

    Very interesting and moving account

  2. Jennifer Pearson

    10 May 2020 at 12:34

    Really interesting. I remember the shop and post office well. Always first port of call to buy a bucket and spade and fishing net!

  3. David Pearson

    2 June 2020 at 16:21

    I well recall the Obarski family, but I also remember the shop beside Tony’s cafĂ© as Inez Moat’s. Would this have been 1950s?

  4. Gordon F N Smith

    16 August 2020 at 16:11

    I lived in Earlsferry for the first 8 years of my life until 1957 at Aldersyde, High Street. Next door was my paternal granny at Nelson Cottage. The Smith family had a joinery business in the village for two generations. My grandfather John Nelson Smith was an extremely good golfer who won the Scottish Amateur championship in the 1930s.
    I went to Elie Primary school with Andrew Obarski and also remember the shop and post office very well. A fascinating trip down memory lane

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