Nostalgic memories of Forres's local history

Share your own memories of Forres and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of an important place in your life and ask yourself:

  • How does it feature in your personal history?
  • What are your best memories of this place?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again?
  • Do you remember stories about the community, its history and people?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

...and hundreds more! Enjoy browsing more recent contributions now.


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I remember a couple of summer holiday's in Forres in the early 1960s. The Robertsons have lived in Forres since the mid 18th century, in various locations, Market Street, Urquart Street, High Street and Findhorn. My grandfather owned a very successful painting and decorating business in Forres, William (...Read full memory)

Robert Urquhart, as a young man, lived at 9 Mosset Street, Forres. That address may have been accommodation related to his job with the railway. Following his marriage, to Margaret Stewart / Stuart, Bob and Maggie Urquhart  lived at Elmlea Cottage, Forres, where their first-born, Robert William Urquhart, arrived, 14th August, 1896. Elmlea Cottage has gone, possibly to make way for new roading.