Delving back in time

This week's photograph was taken at the revival of the Forfar Gala Day in which the highlight of the event was a parade of floats by various local businesses in the town. The float pictured was from the Post Office in 1966 or 1967. On the float from left to right are Miss Wilson, Scotland; Esther Burke, Holland; Janet Doig; Elizabeth Spiers, Holland; Wilma Flett, Russia; Evelyn Smith, India; Ruth Gerrard at the switchboard; not known; Helen Moir, North Pole; not known, USA; Mrs Gardner; Alec Murdoch, assistant head postmaster; Norrie Graham; Dave Patullo; Norrie's daughters; Dorothy Reid, telephone supervisor; float driver, Greg Mitchell and Mr Gardner. The group were thrilled to win the Best Float award. If you would like to submit a picture pop into the office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar where it can be scanned and returned to you or e-mail news@forfardispatch.com
This week's photograph was taken at the revival of the Forfar Gala Day in which the highlight of the event was a parade of floats by various local businesses in the town. The float pictured was from the Post Office in 1966 or 1967. On the float from left to right are Miss Wilson, Scotland; Esther Burke, Holland; Janet Doig; Elizabeth Spiers, Holland; Wilma Flett, Russia; Evelyn Smith, India; Ruth Gerrard at the switchboard; not known; Helen Moir, North Pole; not known, USA; Mrs Gardner; Alec Murdoch, assistant head postmaster; Norrie Graham; Dave Patullo; Norrie's daughters; Dorothy Reid, telephone supervisor; float driver, Greg Mitchell and Mr Gardner. The group were thrilled to win the Best Float award. If you would like to submit a picture pop into the office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar where it can be scanned and returned to you or e-mail news@forfardispatch.com

40 years ago

The fine weather and the great number and variety of attractions made this year’s Carnival Weekend the most successful yet.

The largest and most popular addition to the four-day programme of events was the Highland Gathering in the Reid Park on Sunday.

This was the first time that a gathering of this kind had been included in the Carnival Weekend, for, although something similar had been planned for last year, it had to be cancelled because of bad weather.

Forfar Academy’s annual prize-giving on Friday morning saw the school hall packed to capacity. This was the first prize-giving attended by Mr H. Ashmall as Rector of the school, and, in his address, he spoke of the school as a community.

WITH only three days’ notice, Billy Connolly’s manager wrote to the Folk Club organisers to say Billy had lost his voice and wouldn’t be able to appear at their special night in the Royal Retreat last Sunday.

30 years ago

Pupils and friends of Padanaram School gathered to celebrate their success in a national music competition last week.

The eight pupils, together with teacher Mrs Therese Hand, and visiting music teacher Miss Alice Fleming, emerged winners in the competition organised by the World Wildlife Fund.

LOCAL breeders figured prominently at last Saturday’s Alyth Show.

The inter-breed champion was the Aberdeen Angus leader Drumcrow Paucho. He was shown by George McLaren, Bankhead of Kinnloch and Ken Whyte, Hatton of Eassie.

The overall reserve was a seven-month-old stot from Strathisla Farms, Kilry.

20 years ago

SPECIAL Forfar by-pass cameras will not be used to convict speeding motorists.

Police allayed fears that photos taken by the overhead cameras positioned at the Kirrie and Glamis road junctions would be used as evidence against them.

New traffic laws which came into force last week encourage the use of camera technology to detect speeding.

The cameras on the by-pass belong to the Scottish Development Department.