Fishing day memories recalled in exhibition

Morning Star KY128
Morning Star KY128

An uncle’s tape recordings chart a journey through time for a fascinating new exhibition at The Scottish Fisheries Museum .

Fisherman George Muir was persuaded by Peter Smith, maths teacher and passionate local historian, to record his memories of Cellardyke in its ‘heyday’.

And thanks to his nephew - and Scottish Fisheries Museum curator - Ian Murray, the information is now publically displayed as George Muir: Cellardyke

His recollections - which start from around 1920 - take visitors on a journey through the streets of Cellardyke, recalling the skippers, their boats and many other businesses on the go.

Where possible, photographs of the 70 or so people named are on show, alongside information from George’s recordings.

Ian Murray would like to invite people to come and share their own memories of the time and perhaps photographs and other items stored away that could help to fill in the gaps in the story.

  He said: “If your forebears had connections with the fishing then please, please come along.

“There are some omissions in the exhibits that I need to fill.”

The exhibition runs until March 16.