Anstruther and the Spanish Armada

Tue 19th July 2011

A talk by PP Rev Bryan Tomlinson

The weekly meeting was 'all at sea' for a time as Past President Bryan Tomlinson recalled the fateful voyage of El Grifon, a Spanish Armada vessel that came to grief on Fair Isle in 1588. Subsequent trials and tribulations brought its captain, Juan Gomez de Medina, and many survivors ashore at Anstruther.

Describing the state of the starving men as "trauchled", a compassionate