Thursday 12 October – Innovations in Boatbuilding in the East Neuk 1850s to 1940 – Richard Wemyss

The East Neuk was one of the most significant fishing areas in Scotland from the 1850s until WW2. The necessity to provide the fishermen with the best and most appropriate vessel was more than met by the local boatbuilders. Jas N Miller’s is the name that survived into the 1990s and many will remember the local pride in that company. However, there were also other significant boatbuilders in the East Neuk who made an impact, not just on the local fleet but across the fishing communities of Scotland and beyond. Richard Wemyss will talk of the companies, the individuals and some of the innovative boats produced here in the heyday of the fishing, ending with the launch of the Manx Beauty pre WW2.

Richard Wemyss is a historian, writer, artist and chair of the Cellardyke Trust

Talks to be held at
Coastline Community Church
21 Session Street
Pittenweem KY10 2QL

Doors open 7pm; talks start 7.30pm
Tickets £6 from the library
Tea, coffee & biscuits provided