Down memory lane

The cast of the Forfar Dramatic Society 1987 production of Men Should Weep
The cast of the Forfar Dramatic Society 1987 production of Men Should Weep

We take a look at what was making the headlines locally on this week in 1987 and 2007.

30 years ago: A Forfar firm has won a prestigious football contract. Ramsay Ladders have been told that they have won the contract for supplying new goal posts for Hampden Park. The aluminium posts will replace the wooden ones which were installed 103 years ago and which are to be auctioned. It is the second contract the firm has been awarded by Queen’s Park, the first being the new goal posts for their practice ground. Other clubs who have ordered aluminium posts from the firm include Dundee United and Clyde.

10 years ago: Plans to convert a vacant building attached to a disused church into a health fitness studio and general purpose hall are to be considered by Angus Council’s planning committee. The site encompasses the Old Gospel Hall building which is physically attached to the former St James Church, the two structures being Category B listed buildings. The main church building was constructed in 1835, with the Gothic Gospel Hall being a later addition. Although the general layout of the ground floor will remain as it is, a number of partition walls will be removed to create a larger central space to accommodate a cardio-vascular exercise area.