Down memory lane

Forfar Train Station
Forfar Train Station

40 years ago

AS PART of their effort to raise money for a new piano, Forfar Arts Guild are organising an “As Good As New Shop” in the premises in East High Street, which was formerly Laing’s Studio. The shop is set to open on Wednesday, November 22.

ON FRIDAY evening, a concert in aid of Letham OAPs, was given in the Village Hall by Therapy, which is a folk group.

The music was mainly two guitars, electric piano-organ and the chimes.

Mr Frank Wallace proposed votes of thanks to the performers, the OAP Committee for arranging the concert and the donors of the raffle prizes.

Everyone who attended the concert had a great evening.

30 years ago

THE FIGHT to try and prevent the possible closure of Forfar’s Fyfe-Jamieson Maternity Home as part of a cost-cutting exercise by Tayside Health Board is to continue next week.

Already local doctors and members of the Community Councils in Forfar and the surrounding area have voiced their opposition to any proposal to axe the Fyfie.

Now members of the public are to be given the opportunity to vent their feelings on the matter.

There will be a meeting held next Wednesday in the Old Parish Church Hall and it will be attended by Community Councillors, local doctors, local doctors and representatives from the Health Council.

40 years ago

AN ANGUS sawmill may soon have a house built on site.

Oakfield Timber Company Ltd. have plans to introduce a home a Forestmuir Sawmill on the outskirts of Kirriemuir.

The proposal will come before a forthcoming meeting with the Angus planning and development committee.

KIRRIE community council will plant 12 trees on The Hill to mark the UK’s full EC membership.

Each member country will be marked by one tree.

Angus District Council is to provide a site on the Hill opposite the standing stone.

Christie’s and Pathhead Nurseries in Kirriemuir have already agreed to donate a tree.

The community council is to approach other organisations in the area.