Notes by Jim Storrar: Pictured above are the Storrar family. The photo must have been taken about 1923 when the family were living at 40 Rossend Avenue, Burntisland. The family also stayed at various times at 15 Somerville Street, 35 East Leven Street, Ferguson Place and James Park. The people in the photo are:
Front row left to right -
* Helen Storrar née Burnett (1869-1966). My grandmother, originally from Dufftown in Banffshire, and a wonderful woman.
* James Watt Storrar (1915-2002). My father, who became a retail pharmacist after serving his apprenticeship 1931-1935 with James Bisset, Chemist, 67 High Street, Burntisland. He had a chemist's shop in Moffat, Dumfriesshire 1947 to 1980.
* Thomas Storrar (1868-1942). My grandfather. Born in Kinghorn and worked in Darney's glue works there until about 1905 when he became a coal trimmer at Burntisland Docks. A very good golfer (see also photo below #). I recently found a letter written by him in 1928 to his son in Australia in which, amongst other things, he bemoans the form of Raith Rovers. Some things never change!
Back row left to right -
* Peter Ballingall Storrar (1909-1987). He also became a retail pharmacist.
* John "Jock" Burnett Storrar (1901-1978). Yet another pharmacist, who emigrated to Australia in about 1924.
* Thomas Storrar (1898-1980). He became a civil engineer and worked in the sugar refining industry in Phillipines, South America etc.
* Jessie Stewart Storrar (1901-1978). Married name Jessie Morrison. Became a school teacher and worked at Windygates amongst other places. Lived in Dunfermline.
# Thomas Storrar (1869-1942) was a member of the Kinghorn Thistle Golf Club. In season 1905-06 the Club won the Nairn Trophy for foursomes. The photo below shows the winning team (front row, holding the golf clubs). Thomas Storrar is second from the right in the front row.