Heres the monument.
Jane Whyte - Our own local Grace Darling
Jane Whyte lived in a cottage at Waulkmill, on the shore of New Aberdour bay with her husband and 9 children. On the morning of the 28th of October 1884, she spotted the wreck of the steamer "William Hope" of Dundee. Its engines had failed during a storm and it had been driven aground on the rocks during the night. It was now mostly submerged, sitting on the rocks.
Jane could see 15 sailors were clinging to the rigging. A rope was thrown by the sailors towards the shore. Jane waded out through the raging surf to reach the rope and bring it ashore. All 15 survivors then pulled themselves to the shore and safety.
She was awarded the silver medal by the RLNI and £10. ( equivelent to 3 months pay for a top rate labourer ).
Not much now remains of her cottage. A plaque there commemorates this daring feat of heroism.
Nine children? She was probably escaping. I frequently did and I only had four.