Delving back in time

There are some well-known faces in this week's Down Memory Lane photograph, kindly sent in by Brian Smyth from Fowlis. It of the Forfar East End team for season 1967/68 which won the Angus league and various local cups. They are (back from left), Ewan Moir, Bruce (Strokie) Sturrock, Sandy Smith, George (Dod) Cattanach, Bob Gray, Johnny Gal and (front from left) Brian Smyth, Bill (Willie) Stephen, Rab Murray, Davie Kettles and Davie Kemp. E-mail your down memory lane pictures to news@forfardispatch.com or hand them in to our office at 117-119 Castle Street.

There are some well-known faces in this week's Down Memory Lane photograph, kindly sent in by Brian Smyth from Fowlis. It of the Forfar East End team for season 1967/68 which won the Angus league and various local cups. They are (back from left), Ewan Moir, Bruce (Strokie) Sturrock, Sandy Smith, George (Dod) Cattanach, Bob Gray, Johnny Gal and (front from left) Brian Smyth, Bill (Willie) Stephen, Rab Murray, Davie Kettles and Davie Kemp. E-mail your down memory lane pictures to news@forfardispatch.com or hand them in to our office at 117-119 Castle Street.

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30 years ago

THE NUMBER of jobless people in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area has dropped by a staggering ten per cent over the past month and left local officials scratching their heads.

According to the February figures released last week, the number of local people out of a job and claiming benefit has dropped by 117 to 1, 134.

OVER £12,500 is to be spent on dry rot and rising damp treatment at Briar House, Glamis Road which was recently acquired by Angus District Council as a future site for development.

The condition of Briar House is fair at present but requires immediate attention if dry rot and other defects are to be overcome economically. It was proposed to stabilise the condition of the house.

20 years ago

ANGUS District Council unanimously approved the figure of £99 for council tax band D.

Band A was 66, band B was £77, band C was £88, band E was £121, band F was £143, band G was £165 and band H was £198.

THE CONIFER plantation at Forfar Loch was thinned.

A number of Sitka and Norwegian Spruce trees were felled to create a new woodland walkway.

A KINGSMUIR student has set off for Greece.

Susan Brandie was joined by 15 classmates on the Travel and Tourism National Certificate Course at Dundee College.

In Athens, they will spend three weeks on a study programme at the School of Tourist Professions.

10 years ago

A ONE-WAY traffic flow in Castle Street is a major element of outline proposals to improve traffic management in Forfar.

Over the past couple of years, improvements to Forfar town centre have been in the pipeline, with a number of options to be considered.

LOCAL golfers have given plans for a golf driving range at North Mains Farm the thumbs up.

As part of his research into his farm diversification, which includes a refreshment area and golf driving range, Forfar farmer Jim Nicoll had to carry out a market survey into his proposals.

Mr Nicoll carried out a survey of some 750 golfers at Forfar Golf Club and out of the 393 responses, 305 said yes.