Delving back in time

This week's Down Memory Lane photograph was sent in by William Black from Forfar. It was taken at Carlungie Farm, Carnoustie in 1932. William's father George was the foreman and is pictured far right with the first pair of horses. Next to him is Jim Kennedy with the second pair; Alex Thomson (third pair); Jim Hay (fourth pair) with William Gerrard with the single horse. Apologies for the cropped pictured which we featured recently. E-mail your pictures to news@forfardispatch.com or hand them in to our office at 117-199 Castle Street, Forfar.

This week's Down Memory Lane photograph was sent in by William Black from Forfar. It was taken at Carlungie Farm, Carnoustie in 1932. William's father George was the foreman and is pictured far right with the first pair of horses. Next to him is Jim Kennedy with the second pair; Alex Thomson (third pair); Jim Hay (fourth pair) with William Gerrard with the single horse. Apologies for the cropped pictured which we featured recently. E-mail your pictures to news@forfardispatch.com or hand them in to our office at 117-199 Castle Street, Forfar.

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30 years ago

THE STAFF and pupils of Langlands Primary School have been sickened by recent acts of vandalism which have occurred in the school grounds.

The incidents reached a new height last week when a number of young trees, which were planted by members of the school’s special classes, were uprooted three evenings in succession.

TAYSIDE Regional Council’s proposals for tackling traffic problems in Forfar will be on display in the library as of next week.

On the day the plans are first displayed, the proposed Traffic Order will be advertised for public comment.

20 years ago

TAYSIDE home helps have been issued with waterproof jackets.

The move follows the January storms which hit the region.

The social work convenor Jim Mudie said: “Our home helps are out in all weathers caring for the elderly and infirm.”

A FORFAR man has certainly been mingling with the famous.

Ian Napier, senior assistant to the bar manager on board the 70,000 tonne luxury cruise liner Regal Princess, served former US president George Bush and his wife Barbara on a recent Caribbean cruise.

BETTE Guthrie retired after 24 years service within the local authority, latterly working at The Gables in Forfar.

She was presented with gifts on behalf of all the residents, friends and colleagues at a ceremony staged at The Gables on Friday evening.

10 years ago

FORFAR Academy pupil Fergus Howe has been placed in the top 400 for his maths efforts.

Fergus has been placed in the top 400 out of a total of 173,000 third and fourth year pupils nationwide in the annual UK Intermediate Maths Challenge; he now goes forward to the Maths Olympiad.

THE FORFAR Musical Society is sending out an appeal for furry items and orange trousers!

The wardrobe team is currently working to produce some of the costumes for their forthcoming production of The Wizard of Oz.

Orange boiler suits, disused material, felt and bedsheets are most welcome and will all go towards making the costumes.