A New Swimming Trophy - A challenge cup for life saving which has been donated to the North East Amateur Swimming Clubs Association by Sir William Duthie (former MP) is to be known as the Slater Brothers Memorial Challenge Cup. It will be competed for annually and its award based on Royal Life-Saving Society Awards. The two brothers whose heroism is commemorated by the cup are Sandy and Andrew
Slater, Buckie, who were tragically drowned at Strathlene the rescue of two girls in difficulties.
in July 1959 while going to
Headline -Arradoul Children Score big hit with operetta - A large cast of under teenage children, both boys and girls, presented the operetta titled Ann-Marie's Dream, written and set to music by members of Arradoul WRI, in the hall last
Wednesday, when a large audience was present. The producer was Mrs J. Redhead, Inchgower,
The book was written by Mrs
A. Wilson, who also
played the piano. The choreographer was Mrs Among the children who took part were three two Taylor boys and Ann Burnett, my niece.
D. Burnett, Inchgower. Redhead, three Shaws,
Shown on page 9 , a photograph of Findochty Junior Secondary
who won the Buckie Thistle Cup. school teams in the local area from
School football team all Junior Secondary
Young Buckie fisherman lost overboard- Sixteen year old David Coull an apprentice fisherman of 21 Gordon Street went missing off the Aberdeen trawler Ben Hellen off Norway when he went to dump slops over the side. It was found that part of a safety rail had broken and when examined was found to be rotten through and through. His
father William James Coull is discovered that David had gone no sign of him was to be found.
Chief Engineer on board missing they searched the
When it was
two hours but
Banff and Moray Kart Club - held their second race meeting of the season at Boyndie
Aerodrome near Banff on Sunday when 400 spectators were present.
The winner of
Class 1 standard was Hebbie Wright of Buckie with his brother D. Wright second.
Recipients of the Queen's Badge - Six boys of 2nd
Buckie Boys Brigade received the
Queen's Badge, the highest Boys Walker and David McDonald. Cpl. Stewart
Brigade award. James Farquhar,
They were Sgts. and Wm. Burnett
Geo. Hay, Derek also L/Cpl Gordon
The first two years of Buckie Sea Cadet unit - A report on page 8 was written by John S. McLean, PT English at Buckie High School. The Buckie unit, No 512 was formed on May 4 1963
Hotel couple retire - Mr and Mrs Andrews Hotel, Buckpool, which they
Bob Middleton have retired as owners of the St
this edition shows them receiving a farewell which was attended by a party of 150, which friends. They are to retire to Arradoul.
gift at a included
social evening, held in the hotel members of staff, customers and
Buckie Thistle player honoured - Dennis Gowie, centre forward of Buckie Thistle and
their leading goal-scorer during the past three seasons was Player of the Year' in a Sunday newspaper competition.
recently voted the 'Highland At a ceremony held in the
Empire Theatre, Inverness he was awarded with the statuette honour. Present at the ceremony was his father Mr Abby Gowie Mrs Albert Doran, Buckie, the Provost of Inverness and also Following the presentation all present enjoyed an excellent variety
which went with the and also Provost and the Chief Constable. concert.
Buckie Amateur Operatic Society thrilled a large audience which filled the
Fishermen's Hall on two nights last week with a glittering performance of
American musical 'Oklahoma' show so much that they saw it
by Roger twice.
the colourful enjoyed the