The Newhaven Heritage Centre is recognised as a Scottish registered charity No SC044837.
From The Aberdeen Journal, 19 December 1889
An Edinburgh gentleman received on Tuesday a letter, dated November 19th, from a friend in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from which the following references to the Newhaven fishermen in that district are taken. The writer, having acknowledged receipt of a copy of the “Evening Dispatch” containing the article on the Newhaven fishermen, in which it was stated, on the authority of another correspondent in Port Elizabeth, that dissatisfaction was being manifested by the fishermen at their change and a desire to return says:-
“From what I know I don’t think the letter produced by the “Evening Dispatch” is altogether correct. The boats were always worked by white men or mostly so. There were off-
These Scotch fishermen were a source of some little amusement for us at first. Their peculiar clothing, both material and cut -
By the same mail a copy of the “Eastern Provincial Herald”, Port Elizabeth, is received, and it is seen that that paper has reproduced a good part of the article which appeared in the “Dispatch” regarding the fishermen, referred to in the above letter. The only comment by the editor of that paper is contained in the last sentence, which runs:-