40 years ago

It was intimated that the Stracathro Hospital library would be re-housed in a former ward at the hospital and the librarian Mrs K Thow, would be employed by the Hospital service. The library, however, would continue to be associated with the Red Cross.

Flowers and decorations form the previous evening’s Golf Club dinner-dance helped to set a very attractive scene for the Salvation Army’s pre-Christmas sale of work in the City Hall on Saturday. The goods on the stalls included many things suitable for Christmas presents and Santa Claus completed the picture when he arrived with his sack of bright-wrapped gifts for the bairns who swarmed eagerly round his little hut on the platform. The effort realised £140.