Dyker Lad: Recollections of Life in an East Neuk of Fife Fishing Village; before, during, and after the Second World WarPaperback
Dyker Lad: Recollections of Life in an East Neuk of Fife Fishing Village; before, during, and after the Second World War.
Alexander 'Sonny' Corstorphine was born in Cellardyke, in the East Neuk of Fife, on 18th April 1931. He was born into a close-knit and hard-working family, and experienced the hardships of life as well as the good times. As a young child, Sonny witnessed first-hand the horrors of the Second World War when Cellardyke was bombed by the German Luftwaffe, and knew only too well the hardships that the conflict brought to the village. There were more good times than bad, however. On leaving school, Sonny worked as a Boy Messenger (Telegram Boy), before embarking on a career as a Telephone Engineer; an occupation that was to last for the rest of his working life. Sonny involved himself in the local community in many ways throughout his life, and played his part in running a number of local clubs and organisations. He also became involved with the Anstruther Lifeboat, and took part in a number of rescues. This book tells the story of Sonny's early life in Cellardyke; from his childhood experiences before and during the Second World War all the way through to marriage in 1957, and includes some interesting and amusing tales and anecdotes along the way!