Delving back in time

We have gone back in time quite a few years this week to show you an ariel picture of the East High Street. If you have any pictures you would like to share with our readers you can e-mail them to news@forfardispatch.com or hand a picture in at our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar where it will be scanned and returned to you.

We have gone back in time quite a few years this week to show you an ariel picture of the East High Street. If you have any pictures you would like to share with our readers you can e-mail them to news@forfardispatch.com or hand a picture in at our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar where it will be scanned and returned to you.

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40 years ago

FORFAR Firemen were called out to assist Brechin Fire Brigade on Monday morning when their colleagues had two simultaneous fires.

Thirty-two walkers from Forfar and District Hill-Walking Club travelled to the Trossachs on Sunday and it rained! Undaunted by dampness, however, the party left from Brig o’ Turk and followed the road to the banks of Glen Finglas reservoir.

Nine walkers, all hoping for an improvement in the weather, set off for the summit of Ben Vene which stands at 2685 ft.

Mrs Agnes Milne would like to thank her fellow workers at Craik’s LTD., for the gifts and cards they sent her on her retirememnt.

30 years ago

MEMBERS of Forfar Community Council will be holding a special meeting on Thursday to discuss the future of the Fyfe-Jamieson Maternity Home.

The councillors will be examining proposals for their meeting with local doctors and Mr Peter Fraser, M.P. for South Angus, at the Home next Tuesday. Mr Doug Nicol, vice-chairman of the Council, hopes that they will come up with a course of action which will safeguard the maternity services in Forfar.

Kirrie Thistle FC Social Club will be hosting a special attraction at the Clubhouse on Friday night. A full house is expected at the event which will include bingo and racing. The Club will also host late night dancing.

20 years ago

In THE past couple of weeks, 20 members of the third Forfar St. Margaret’s Scouts have been presented with various proficiency badges, 69 in total.

The different badges presented included camp cook, artist, athlete, computer, guide, hobbies, music, mechanic, cyclist, camper, elementary canoeist, life-saver, skier, master-at-arms, swimmer and entertainer.

Robert Dalgety was also presented with his senior patrol leader’s badge - a first for the troop in recent years.

Last week was a busy one for Forfar Academy’s public speakers.

On Tuesday night, the senior girls’ team was placed second in the Broughty Ferry Business and Professional Women’s Public Speaking competition, while the ESU team moved straight into round three of their event the next day.