Delving back in time

30 years ago

CHIEF Inspector Alexander Stewart Cook is set to retire from Tayside Police on February, 23 1983.

He joined the then Angus Constabulary on March 2, 1953 and has served in Montrose, Kirriemuir, Monifieth, Carnoustie and Friockheim before transferring to C.I.D. duties in Arbroath.

He was promoted Sergeant in 1969 and then to Inspector in 1976. He then became Chief Inspector of the North Sub-Division in July 1977, the position he held until retiring.

A WELL-KNOWN family name disappeared from Forfar’s East High Street with the retiral of Mr Robert Petrie and his sister Yvonne, from their hairdressing business.

The Petries had been in partnership at 146 East High Street since 1954.

20 years ago

FORFAR Community Council chairman Bill McLeod, paid tribute to the late Jim Bruce, the council treasurer for the last 13 months.

At the February monthly meeting, Mr McLeod said that the death of Mr Bruce was a sad loss to the council.

GENEROUS Forfar and Kirrie people have made donations to the Nan Beveridge Romanian Appeal Fund.

John Fratella, an educator at a special school for orphans, needs an electronic arm and surgery and Florin Varga, a 17-year-old orphan from Ineu, needs cosmetic eye surgery.

10 years ago

THE ANGUS Transport Forum held a presentation ceremony to mark the success of over 25 local people achieving the nationally recognised MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) standard.

To gain this qualification, drivers had to attend a two-day course which covers legal responsibilities of drivers, driving assessment, vehicle checking procedures and correct use of specialist equipment.

TWO LOCAL lads were prizewinners at the Champion of Champions Bothy Ballad competition run by Elgin Rotary Club and sponsored by Macallan, who also donated the winners Rose Bowl and Spoon.