January 6, 1972
Among those awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours is Miss W. E. Prentice, Matron of Stracathro Hospital since 1961. Only a few weeks ago it was announced that she had been elected chairman of the Council of the Royal College of Nursing and the National Council of Nurses of The United Kingdom - the top position in her profession. She is, incidentally, the first chairperson from Scotland.
She, herself, belongs to Ipswich. She had her general training as a state registered nurse at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital where she was silver medallist; and as a registered sister tutor at King’s College of Household and Social Science, she went on to take the Diploma in Nursing.
Miss Prentice gained practical experience as a staff nurse and ward sister at the East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital for two years and in sole charge at West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Hospital for two years before coming to the newly-formed Stracathro Hospital in 1947.
January 7, 1982
A special display in Brechin Library, which is to continue until January 17, is based on the children’s books written by Roald Dahl. As well as the display, there is a view box featuring a scene from Danny, Champion of the World.
The display includes a jigsaw based on some of Dahl’s books and a magnetic maze game from The Fantastic Mr Fox.
This is the first of several similar displays which will be staged in Brechin and other full-time libraries in Angus.
JANUARY 10, 1991
Little Lee Waiter came into the world on Saturday a bit earlier than expected. It was planned that Mrs Shona Waiter, and her husband Danny would travel from their home in Southesk Street, Brechin, to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. En-route, however, things began to happen quicker than expected. Fortunately Mr Waiter saw Inspector Douglas Wales in his police car and asked for assistance. Ninewells was too far away so they set of for the Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Home, Forfar, where shortly after arriving, Lee, weighing 7lbs 13ozs, was born.