From our Files: Nostalgia

Midmar Tug O'War team, 1910
Midmar Tug O'War team, 1910

Bungee Ban

Bungee jumping was to be banned on land owned or cared for by Kincardine and Deeside District Council this week in 1994.

Any such events on private ground in the district would need to be licenced.

The decision was taken by the environmental services committee after a sobering warning from John Eddie, director of environmental services.

Mr Eddie stopped short of recommending that bungee jumping should be prohibited, but the weight of his argument was that the council should tread warily.

Councillor Iain Dunbar, Aboyne, said there had been more accidents caused by jumping from balloons, than from bungee jumping.

Going by the book for a walk in Deeside

A new pocket-sized book on walks in Deeside was published this week in 1994.

It featured 24 routes ranging from one to 23 miles and from short forest walks to long hill climbs.

The publishers took the main details of a wide range of recognised routes and it was well illustrated with clear maps.

The walks suggested took in areas including the Cairngorms, Braemar, Ballater, Lochnagar, Glen Tanar and Banchory.

Thieves net £2000 plus electrical haul on Deeside

The police believed that a team of professional thieves was responsible for a spate of break-ins on Deeside and over the boundary in Gordon.

The incidents included two daytime break-ins at isolated houses on Deeside.

On July 6 1994, a house in Drumoak was targeted. The thieves stole a compact disc system, a TV and a large number of CDs.

The cost of the goods was estimated at over £1000, as was also the case with the other break-in.

On this occasion the incident was two days later during the afternoon at a house in Lumphanan.

Pupils’ cheerio to Oz pal Blinky

The children of Primary 3 at Aboyne School said a sad afarewell to their pal Blinky.

For Blinky was heading home Down Under for an emotional reunion with children from Western Australia.

He was a koala hand puppet which had been in Aboyne since February 1994, when he was sent over from Oz to visit the school.

Blinky and his diary of his time with his Deeside chums headed back to Darlington Primary School.

He spent a week in the homes of each of the children, who recorded all the adventures with them.

Lumphanan tees off to a new beginning

It was Greens for Go again at Lumphanan Golf Club.

After being unused since the mid 60s, the club reopened in July 1994 after years of hard work.

Officials were looking forward to the day when the new clubhouse would stand proudly at the centre of the nine-hole course.

There had been several alterations to the old course with the holes changing direction and a new entrance and carpark area.

The club flourished from 1924 but after World War II, when many of its members failed to return from fighting abroad, the lack of support finally caused its demise.