Eleven cadets and 3 members of staff from the Thurso Squadron travelled over 1000 miles to attend an Adventure Training Camp in Staffordshire. The green camp was held at the Anzio Army Training Base in Leek and was organised by the 1406 (SPALDING) Sqn.
PULTENEYTOWN People's Project held its annual fun day on Saturday afternoon - and it all went thunderfully well after earlier fears that the event might be a washout. Torrential rain and a few rumbles of thunder around lunchtime threatened to undermine the efforts of the community regeneration group but the PPP staff and volunteers decided to carry on as planned.
Cadets from the 1769 (THURSO) Squadron Air Cadets have been flying high over the last few weeks with great success in Athletics. Seven cadets, representing their Squadron against the rest of Highland Wing achieved 9 Gold and 3 Silver medals.
A busy day at the Caithness Canine Club 2004 Dog Show where over 150 entries were judged in many categories. The gallery shows just a few of the entries in this years show and not necessarily winners of the various classes..
FLYING HIGH FOR 100 YEARS. DR Simpson, Grover Clyne, John Hood—all names familiar to Wickers past and present as stalwarts on the business scene, but how many would know they were among the founding fathers of the Caithness Homing Club, set up 100 years ago to provide a focus for local racing-pigeon enthusiasts? In the days before TV and widespread car ownership, communities like Wick had thriving sports/arts/hobby scenes—hard to believe now, but the 1904 Fur & Feather Show had 600 exhibitors for a 3-day event! With the first World War having seen homing pigeons used in large numbers as battlefield messengers, it was a natural progression for the Wick fanciers to provide pigeons to the National Pigeon Service during World War 2.
We have a small collection of old photographs from the Boys Brigade in Wick. The earliest dates back to 1887.
Young Castletown man, Stuart Craigie, has successfully completed his RAF basic training and he now moves on to 12 month trade training at RAF Cosford for his role as a propulsion engineer. He will then partake in on-the-job training at an operational base and he hopes this will be servicing the Nimrod aircraft, possibly at RAF Kinloss.
Caithness County Show 2003 - Photos..
The 2003 Caithness Canine Open Dog Show was well attended although entries were down on last year due another show elsewhere. The club had recruited Albert Wight a well known show judge who recently judged the Best In Show category at Crufts in London.
Mums and kids made a day out to Thurso with visits to Viking Bowl, Ormlie Skateboard Park and Thurso Swimming Pool all on a lovely sunny day..
Thrumster village Hall had a smash hit night right from the outset. Full to overflowing, standing room only and people turned away.
In 2001, one of our Day Care staff, Mairi Coghill, successfully produced a Magazine called the “Bayview Buzz”. This contained lots of interesting articles about Local Folklore.
A very succesful holiday club was run by mums in Pulteneytown using the South School hall and playground. John Thurso the local member of parliament visited the club and was delighted to see the range of activities organised to occupy the children..
See photos at the link above..
The group had support from many residents and a local contractor to clean up the area of grassland round about the burn. A huge quantity of rubbish including concrete and old beds and all manner of glass and other rubbish was removed.