Previously posted archive material

May 2022

A puzzle.

On this occasion we are looking at an advert from the 1957 Anster Fair and Sports Day programme. The Fair was held on Saturday 20th July 1957 and had a variety of events such as a Fancy Dress Procession, sale of work stalls, adult and children’s races and an address by Provost Mitchell.

The athletic events were extensive with over 30 separate competitions and displays including inter- primary school races and gymnastics from H.M.S. Caledonia , Rosyth.

However today we are looking at an advert placed by G. Brattesani and Sons. Many will remember this well-known shop, the name still in use within the Anstruther Fish Bar, Shore St Anstruther.

So, can you decipher the message? Many of us here at the Burgh Collection have tried but not succeeded.

We don’t know if someone managed to solved it in 1957 and claim their box of chocolates.