Delving back in time

The pupils who were in class 1B at Forfar Academy in 1953. Pictured from left are:- back row ' R. Brown, E. Hill, N. Dargie, V. Kunkel, P. Robertson, A. Barrie, A. Esson and F. White; second row ' R. Wyllie, N .Bruce, N. Collins, C. Fyfe, E. Farquarson, E. Robson, W. Stewart, I .Clark and I. Crombie; third row - F. Smith, H Macintosh, M. Page, I .Low, J. Middleton, M. Scott, P. Symm, J .Carnegie and M. Brown; front row - Front row : M. Donaldson, N. Pringle, E. Craib, L. Milne, Mrs Thomson, E. Baldie, E. Ogilvie, E. Malcolm and D. Bowman. If you have a down memory lane picture you would like to share with readers pop it into our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, where it can be scanned and returned to you. Alternatively, e-mail it with the details to news@forfardispatch.com
The pupils who were in class 1B at Forfar Academy in 1953. Pictured from left are:- back row ' R. Brown, E. Hill, N. Dargie, V. Kunkel, P. Robertson, A. Barrie, A. Esson and F. White; second row ' R. Wyllie, N .Bruce, N. Collins, C. Fyfe, E. Farquarson, E. Robson, W. Stewart, I .Clark and I. Crombie; third row - F. Smith, H Macintosh, M. Page, I .Low, J. Middleton, M. Scott, P. Symm, J .Carnegie and M. Brown; front row - Front row : M. Donaldson, N. Pringle, E. Craib, L. Milne, Mrs Thomson, E. Baldie, E. Ogilvie, E. Malcolm and D. Bowman. If you have a down memory lane picture you would like to share with readers pop it into our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, where it can be scanned and returned to you. Alternatively, e-mail it with the details to news@forfardispatch.com

40 years ago

THE matter about vandalism at the Reid Hall was raised at a meeting of the Town Council.

It is usually the case that this type of damage takes place at night but it was concluded by Councillor Nicoll that much of the damage was being done by pupils of Forfar Academy while they were taking short cuts to and from school.

Councillor Nicoll said that the boiler room window at the rear of the hall had been broken three times and asbestos sheets which had been put up as temporary covers had suffered the same fate. There had also been markings made on the walls and several outside lights had been smashed.

FORFAR Licensing Court agreed to allow Forfar’s public houses to open on New Year’s Day at the discretion of the publican.

30 years ago

It now seems certain that the end of the line has come as far as the rail link between Forfar and Perth is concerned.

Fears that the Strathmore Line - which has a life span of some 134 years - was about to close were confirmed earlier this week by a spokesman for British Rail in Glasgow.

Housing development in Lunanhead will be restricted, if not completely disallowed, over the next five years.

In the recent Draft Local Plan for the town of Forfar and surrounding district, planners make it clear that factors such as drainage constraint and high quality farmland will put an end to major new developments.

20 years ago

The news that Tayside Health Board is reconsidering its proposals for the complete withdrawl of in-patient maternity services at Forfar has delighted members of Forfar Community Council.

it will be a little time yet before the lorry ban in Forfar’s East Greens car park can be enforced.

Although the Regional Council have taken their decision, they cannot take action until the signposting has been erected.

That was due to take place last week, but Forfar Community Council have been informed that there has been a delay in the availability of some of the equipment.

THE workforce at Glenford Garage in Forfar were thrilled to learn that they had won the company’s top UK award for the fourth year in a row.

The trophy was open to 400 dealers in Britain.