Delving back in time

SAFD Bank Street Kirriemuir
SAFD Bank Street Kirriemuir

30 years ago

FORFAR Dramatic Society has launched a campaign to raise £5,000 for the purchase of their East High Street clubroom.

The Society is looking for financial assistance towards reaching this target, either by means of a donation or an interest free loan.

BBC RADIO Four is to record an edition of their popular ‘Down Your Way’ programme in Forfar.

‘Down Your Way’ first started in 1946 and celebrated its 1,500th edition in 1981.

MEMBERS of Clive Laing’s Accordion Group and back-up artists are to launch a tape.

The proceeds of the tape will go towards boosting funds of Tayside Friends of Action Research in Multiple Sclerosis.

20 years ago

A FORFAR company went into partnership with tough TV cop Jim Taggart.

Strathmore Mineral Water Company Ltd. entered the relatively new medium of TV sponsorship.

The company sponsored episodes of Taggart’s latest case.

THE KIRRIEMUIR Branch of the British Red Cross entered into the spirit of Red Cross week.

Two ‘residents’ from Noranside went busking and raised £140.

They were joined by some local youngsters - Elizabeth Paul on the mouth organ and George and Craig Rennie on accordion and drum effects.

10 years ago

A FORFAR-BASED voluntary project has taken a significant step forward with the appointment of two full-time members of staff.

The Forfar Resource Store, situated in Castle Street, is a scheme that offers free furniture and clothing to those in need.

A LOCAL lorry driver last week took delivery of an unusual long-service surprise in the shape of a new truck!

Willie Mutch marked his 25 years with poultry processors Joseph Mitchell (Letham) Limited by accepting the keys to a 7.5-tonne fridge lorry.

Cadets from the 2231 (Forfar) Squadron, Air Training Corps, enjoyed a day gliding at 662 Volunteer Gliding School RM Condor.

During the day the cadets enjoyed flights in the Grob Viking winch launched glider.