Delving back in time

This week's Down Memory Lane picture, send in from Margaret Dewar, features an afternoon tea dance at the Damacre Centre in an unknown year.'Do you know when this picture was taken?'If you have a picture you would like included send it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it into our offices at 13 Swan Street, along with some accompanying information.

This week's Down Memory Lane picture, send in from Margaret Dewar, features an afternoon tea dance at the Damacre Centre in an unknown year.'Do you know when this picture was taken?'If you have a picture you would like included send it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it into our offices at 13 Swan Street, along with some accompanying information.

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40 years ago

What was described as probably the most comprehensive display of Scottish wildlife ever covered in one place- live birds and animals representing at least 35 species- was on view at Brechin Castle at the weekend.

The display was organised by the Dundee and Angus branch of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

The display on Saturday afternoon was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Alexandra, whose husband, the Hon. Angus Ogilvy, is president of the Trust.

About 300 invited guests in perfect “royal” weather spent a fascinating few hours in the grounds of the Castle, where everything conspired to make it a memorable afternoon.

30 years ago

The Saltire Society, in conjunction with the publishers W and R Chambers Ltd, has just announced the results of its award scheme in Scottish history for Scottish primary schools.

The awards are entitled Chambers Awards and the Society acknowledged the generosity of Messrs Chambers in making this scheme possible.

This years schools were encouraged to investigate a local festival or custom or any episode in Scottish history and present a dramatisation version of it on tape.

Among the schools which received a certificate of commendation for the meritorious nature of their entry is Andover School, Brechin, for “The Market and the Plague”.

20 years ago

Maisondieu Parent Teacher association held a spring fair in Maisondieu school.

It proved to be a marvellous success- in excess of £3000 was raised. The sun shone and parents supported in large numbers.

The Committee of the PTA are extremely grateful to teachers and parents who helped organise the various stalls.

Proceeds of the fair will go towards funding of school trips, school sports and extra equipment for the school.