60th ANNIVERSARY OCTAGON ARCHIVE PROJECT

 

 

 

As part of their contribution to the 60th anniversary of the Club being celebrated in 2014, the current Octagon Editor, Elaine Hamilton, and the Club Webmistress, Glenda Crew, worked together to make all issues of the Octagon which are in the Club's archives accessible through the website. This gives you all great insight into the Club's history as you read about people, events, results etc from over the past 60 years. It also allows you to see the progression of the Octagon from a slim Fordigraph (spirit duplicator) 8 page issue to the current full colour, fully professionally produced issues.

It would be nice to be able to identify all of the Editors from over the years and thank them but there are many issues where the Editor has chosen to stay anonymous.

However, some people do need to be mentioned and they are: Frank Taylor was 1st Editor of the Octagon who remained anonymous until his last issue.

Joan Appleby who was first mentioned as assisting with the Octagon way back in 1966 and who later took on the responsibility - along with many other tasks - in the early 90s when she and David Robinson worked together to keep communication with Club members possible either through newsletters or Octagons.

The longest serving Editors were Peter and Delia Rayment who were responsible for the Octagons for the years from 1977 to 1990. Bruce Mutch had a long term of duty from 1997 to 2005 which was when Elaine Hamilton became involved. Others who, over the years, have had the Editorial 'pen' include Mrs Hunter, Iain Corness, Bill Hemming, John and Malcolm Campbell, Allan and Colleen Conway, John and Helen Kingcott plus a cast of extras.

Please realise when reading these that the scans can only be as good as the original and some of the very early issues were printed on a spirit duplicator which didn't leave a permanent image. 

Please click each issue  for a pdf file to read or an online magazine version for the more recent Octagons.

Page 3 - 1966 - 1970

Page 1 - 1957 -1960
Page 2 - 1961 -1965 
Page 3 - 1966 - 1970

Page 4 - 1971 - 1975
Page 5 - 1976 - 1980 
Page 6 - 1981 - 1985

Page 7 - 1986 - 1990

Page 8 - 1991 - 1995
Page 9 - 1996 - 2002
Page 10
 - 2003 - 2009

Page 11 - 2010 - 2016
Page 12 - 2017 - 2023

1966

January, 1966

February, 1966

March, 1966

April,May 1966

June, 1966

July, 1966

August/Sept 1966

Oct/Nov, 1966

1967

Jan/Feb, 1967

July, 1967

March, 1967

August, 1967

April, 1967

September, 1967

May, 1967

October, 1967

June, 1967

November, 1967

December, 1967

1968

January, 1968

June, 1968

November, 1968

February, 1968

July, 1968

December, 1968

March, 1968

August, 1968

April, 1968

September, 1968

May, 1968

October, 1968

1969

Jan/Feb, 1969

July, 1969

Feb/March, 1969

August, 1969

Mar/April, 1969

September, 1969

May, 1969

October, 1969

June, 1969

November, 1969

December, 1969

1970

January, 1970

June, 1970

November, 1970

February, 1970

July, 1970

March, 1970

August, 1970

December, 1970

April, 1970

September, 1970

May, 1970

October, 1970

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