The Foggie Gossip

June 2003 Edition

Aberchirder Gala - 1st June 2003
Footballers Stallholders
Bottle stall Prize giving

The sun shone all day on the Foggie Gala, which attracted the largest attendance for some years. Stalls and activities run by local groups did a brisk trade and the Association’s burger stall sold out in record time. St Marnan’s Youth ran a very slick 5-a-side football tournament for 61 teams from all over the North-east – well up on numbers in recent years. Winners: Girls, Turriff Rovers; Section 1-2, Huntly A; Section 4-5, Deveron Dortmund; Section 6-7, Invercairn. The Community Association thanks all the volunteers who helped to make the day a success.

Burger stall

103rd Birthday

Mrs Fordyce (nee Davidson) recently celebrated her 103rd birthday at Walker Court in Aberchirder.  She was born on 15th March 1900 at Inchdrewer Farm.  The family moved to Monedie when she was 5 years old.  She attended Foggie School then Aberdeen High School for Girls where she studied music and singing.  In 1924, she married George Fordyce and together they owned and ran Fordyce Draper's shop in Turriff.
Her son George still lives in Turriff, daughter Jean in Keith and daughter Lesley in York.


103rd birthday

Back Row:  Jean Donaldson, Ella Gronkowski, Rosemary Chalmers, Charlotte Greig, Helena Stevens, Elsie Aldridge, Bill Aldridge.
Front Row:  Peg Archer, Jean Fordyce, Daisy Matthew, Kate Shand.

Keep fit

With the help of a grant of £4,900 from the Lottery, the fitness club at the Community Pavilion was able to purchase some additional 'state of the art' equipment. 

Anyone interested in joining the club should contact Davie Chalmers seen here working out.

News that the bus shelter in The Square may eventually be replaced with a modern glass structure does not appeal to members of the shelter committee.  The existing shelter is too small to hold all 'the boys' at present and a new smaller and draughtier home would be out of the question.

Shelter Committee

More Shelter Committee

A new venue may have to be sought and the 'big yin' (president - 2nd right) is looking for suggestions.  Meantime, investigations into the provision of patio doors and a kettle for the existing shelter are under way.


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