50 YEARS AGO Flambeaux Parade in fancy dress is success
Comrie’s annual Flambeaux Parade attracted a larger number of entrants in fancy dress costume than there has been for some time, and was witnessed by a great number of people, who gathered in the Square at midnight.
After the pipers had led them on their traditional march through the village, the Flambeaux were filed on the ground and the parade was judged in this light by Messrs A Carmichael, T Gow and W McDougall.
Prizewinners were as follows: Individuals - 1 Dr What, J Elliot; 2 Miss World, G Inglis; 3 Foot and Mouth, G Mills. Pairs - 1 Battery Hens, J Bell and S Hendry; 2 The Terrible Twins, J Crerar and G Connell; 3 Bonnie and Clyde, Misses F Spring and E Stewart. Groups - 1 Flambeaux Bingo Club, The McEwen’s Group; 2 Charlie’s 1968, the Richards Girls; 3 Loch Ness Monster, G Dick’s Group; 4 Hogmanay Party, C McPherson’s Group.
Special prizes: 1 Father Time, D Gillies; 2 Flower Girl, Mrs G Findlay; Gorilla, Mr I Oates.
Crieff Hydro officially opened its brand new squash courts, when Mr JR Donaldson, chairman of the company unveiled a plaque marking the occasion. This is but one of the things the Hydro is doing to mark its centenary. Already several local people have expressed an interest in playing squash at the Hydro courts and the management hope to start a club for local people who could share these new facilities with guests. It will cost 3/- for a half hour session, controlled by a time switch on the lights.