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At Tuesday’s meeting of Arbroath and District Employment Committee Mr Ernest Smith, manager of Brechin and District Employment Exchange, reported that the total number of unemployed in Brechin at May 29 was 160. This number showed a decrease and was 42 lower than last year.

2nd Lieut. John A. Henderson, who will carry the Colour at the Trooping of the Colour at the Queen’s Birthday Parade, on Saturday, June 2, has a Brechin connection. He is the only son of Major J. L. Henderson, MBE, and Mrs Kathleen Henderson, who before her marriage was Miss Kathleen Norrie, younger daughter of the later Mr and Mrs Alexander Norrie of Newington House, Brechin.