Delving back in time

Our latest trip down memory lane takes us back to 1953 when these pupils were in class 2C at Forfar Academy. They are pictured in the company of English teacher Miss Crighton. How many faces do you recognise? If you have a down memory lane picture you want to share with us drop it into our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, where we will scan it and return it to you. Alternatively, you can e-mail pictures to news@forfardispatch.com

Our latest trip down memory lane takes us back to 1953 when these pupils were in class 2C at Forfar Academy. They are pictured in the company of English teacher Miss Crighton. How many faces do you recognise? If you have a down memory lane picture you want to share with us drop it into our office at 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, where we will scan it and return it to you. Alternatively, you can e-mail pictures to news@forfardispatch.com

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40 years ago

Forfar’s Magistrates approved the showing of the controversial film, ‘The Devil’s’, in Forfar.

Objections on behalf of the East, West, St James’ and Lowson Memorial Parish Church Women’s Guilds, and an objection signed by five local ministers, were presented to the Magistrates and, after discussion, Bailie Harris, seconded by Provost Mrs Thorpe, moved that the film should not be banned.

Angus County Car Club held a dinner and social in the Old People’s Hall, Chapel Street, Forfar on Friday evening, when over 90 members and friends attended. Mr Gordon Webster presided.

At a meeting of the Property Committee, plans for a new extension to the telephone exchange in Green Street were swiftly thrown out when the committee refused an offer from the Post Office to buy land at East Greens.

30 years ago

Forfar Academy is set to become one of the few schools in Scotland offering an ‘O’ grade course in computer studies.

Between thirty and forty of the top mathematicians in second year at present will be offered a place on the course in June with the final examination due to be held in 1984.

TO commemorate the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, a Thinking Day service was held in St Mary’s Episcopal Church.

It was attended by local Brownie packs, Guide companies and Rangers.

20 years ago

The Angus Area Executive of the NFU issued a “rave” warning.

It advised local farmers to turn down offers made by organisers of all-night rave parties. Several farmers were approached the previous summer by people hoping to hire a field to stage such an event. The raves attracted hundreds of people, but also numerous complaints.

Parts of Glamis Castle were restored by skilled craftsmen.

They used their skills to upgrade the armorial panels above the main entrance. They were also concentrating on the two wings at the top of the tourist attraction. The work was very delicate and syringes were used to inject fluids into the panels to seal cracks.