Delving back in time

The primary one pupils at Forfar Academy Primary (fee paying at that time) for the school year 1949/50. Pictured from left are:- Brian Byars, Ian Johnstone, Bobby Cant, Muriel Sturrock, Adrienne Laird, Heather Sheills, Cheryl McPhee, unknown, unknown; middle row - Alistair Mitchell, Frank Jude-Jackson, Ian Adam, Neil Carnegie, Sandy Spence, Raymond Meldrum, Alistair Wilson and Don Wilson; front row - Catherine Campbell, Margaret Byars, Pam Manson, Isabel Todd, Eleanor Grieve, Helen Burnett, unknown, Helen Elder and Jean Sturrock. The school is now the re-developed Strathmore Primary School.

The primary one pupils at Forfar Academy Primary (fee paying at that time) for the school year 1949/50. Pictured from left are:- Brian Byars, Ian Johnstone, Bobby Cant, Muriel Sturrock, Adrienne Laird, Heather Sheills, Cheryl McPhee, unknown, unknown; middle row - Alistair Mitchell, Frank Jude-Jackson, Ian Adam, Neil Carnegie, Sandy Spence, Raymond Meldrum, Alistair Wilson and Don Wilson; front row - Catherine Campbell, Margaret Byars, Pam Manson, Isabel Todd, Eleanor Grieve, Helen Burnett, unknown, Helen Elder and Jean Sturrock. The school is now the re-developed Strathmore Primary School.

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40 YEARS AGO

tHE Forfar firm of butchers and farmers, Messrs R. M. Adam & Son, who farm Newhouse of Glamis, won the remarkable total of 13 trophies at the Spring Show of pedigreed Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Perth.

They won the overall male championship for the third time and took the senior and intermediate championships for the first time since the herd was founded in 1934.

PARCELS to the needy old folk in Forfar and District are now being distributed by Rotary Club members. Rotarians Jim Fraser and John Arnot deserve special thanks for their efforts.

30 years ago

A by-election victory for the SNP at Kirriemuir meant that for the first time since regionalisation the Tories lost overall control of the Angus District Council.

Mr Bob Wright’s victory gave the conservatives only ten seats while the other parties - including four independents and two labour members - had 12.

Teachers, pupils and colleagues gathered in the main hall of Wellbrae Primary School to pay tribute to Mr Willie Shepherd, who retired after 26 years’ service as a school janitor in the town. On behalf of the children of Wellbrae, Chris Findlay and Ann Martin presented Mr Shepherd with a clock before a bouquet was presented to Mrs Shepherd.

20 years ago

A £232,000 programme of repair and improvement work is scheduled to be carried out at Wellbrae Primary School.

While the work is on-going on the main building from early April to mid-August, pupils will have to be transferred elsewhere. The project, the second major refurbishment at the 80-year-old school in just over 20 years, will include the eradication of dry rot and timber infestation, rewiring and upgrading of electrical installation, upgrading of the heating system and installation of sinks and associated built-in furniture.

THE pupils of Mrs Kathleen Frew’s class at Northmuir Primary School in Kirriemuir are hitting the high spots.

Viewers of Grampian Television’s North Tonight were able to see the teacher and her pupils in a feature about Scots language. Mrs Frew, a founder member of Kirriemuir’s Saltire Society, has campaigned for many years to promote teaching and appreciation of the mother tongue.