40 years ago
The gross national savings in Forfar during the month of July was £328,654. This compares with £240,100 for Arbroath, £111,867 for Brechin and £170,967 for Montrose.
THE German youth party who have been visiting Forfar and the county of Angus were the guests of Provost Mrs M. G. Thorpe and members of the Town Council at a tea party in the County Hotel. In the evening the Angus Youth Clubs entertained the Germans to a barn dance at Mid Dod farm. On the previous Wednesday the Germans hosted a Bavarian night in the Old Folk’s Hall in Chapel Street when two barrels of German beer, brought over by the visitors, were shared among the guests.
30 years ago
THE Lochside Leisure Centre could shortly be losing another regular customer. Unless concessions are forthcoming from Angus District Council, the Recreation for Disabled Group will cease to exist after a seven-year lifespan. Club organiser Mrs Bunty Nicoll says the coffers will be empty by December. Regular disco operators were forced to seek alternative premises because of stringent conditions imposed by the council.
ANY decision to close the track which connects Lilybank Crescent and Arbroath Road could lead to an increase in the volume of traffic travelling via the already highly dangerous Yeaman Street-Arbroath Road junction.
That was the main fear expressed by members of Forfar Community Council last Thursday when they again discussed the track which local residents would like to see either closed to through traffic or brought up to a good standard.
20 years ago
FORFAR tennis fans will have to wait some time before stepping onto new multi-purpose courts in the town.
The new facility was to have served five-a-side football, basketball and volleyball enthusiasts as well.
A technical hitch has developed in the bid to sell the tennis court site at Reid Park Road. It was hoped that the all-weather courts would be in use by now, but a delay has been unavoidable as Angus District Council look into the problem. The two court facility, complete with floodlights, would be located at the Lochisde Leisure Centre.
FORFAR Horticultural Society will stage its annual flower show in the Reid Hall this weekend in this its centenary year.