Delving back in time

Chapelpark in the 80's - Who do you recognise?
Chapelpark in the 80's - Who do you recognise?

30 years ago

BEN VRACKIE, the speckled mountain, which stands at a statuesque 2,757ft and is north of Pitlochry, was the venue for the first January meeting of the Forfar and District Hillwalking Club.

Starting the ascent of the mountain from the Moulin Moors, the climbers encountered heavy showers of snow as well as some bright spells along the way.

Ben Vrackie gives tremendous views of Tummel valley to Loch Rannoch on the road to the Isles.

The ascent was over the tops of Carn Dubh and Carn Geal, the return journey being made to the car park at the pass of Killiecrankie.

A small party did a relatively low level walk starting from Pitlochry. The walk took members around Loch Faskally across the Tummel then on up to the Pass of Killiecrankie.

20 years ago

FORFAR had never seen anything like it!

Hundreds of motorists found themselves caught in the grip of the worst snow storms to hit the area for over a decade.

Overnight and all day Tuesday, Forfar was virtually cut off from the outside world as snow ploughs and gritters battered against the bitter elements.

The first flakes began to fall on Sunday evening, but even by mid-morning on the Monday there was little evidence that the region was about to be plunged into a white chaos – by shower after shower of heavy snow which was whipped up by gale-force winds.

10 years ago

A WELL-KNOWN Forfar man’s long service with Strathmore Cricket Club was recognised at the recent annual general meeting.

Mr George Peters, who has been associated with the club for almost six decades, was made an honorary president, in recognition of his long service.

Forfar born and bred, Mr Peters first took to the batting crease with Strathmore during the Second World War.

During his playing career he turned out regularly for the second eleven, having captained the side between 1961 and 1963.

He also made a century of appearances for the first team.

Mr Peters became a committee member in the early fifties, and went on to serve two teams as club president.