Delving back in time

This week's Down Memory Lane picture features diners at the post-1945 Welcome Home Dinner in the Drill Hall. Interestingly, the men were given a bottle of beer whereas the women were given soft drinks. If you have a picture you would like to submit for this feature simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com with some accompanying information.

This week's Down Memory Lane picture features diners at the post-1945 Welcome Home Dinner in the Drill Hall. Interestingly, the men were given a bottle of beer whereas the women were given soft drinks. If you have a picture you would like to submit for this feature simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com with some accompanying information.

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40 years ago

TWO BRECHIN girls who have been friends in the weaving department of J. & J. Smart, Valley Works, for several years are in a group of Scots flying from Edinburgh to jobs in Denmark. Miss Anne Campbell (22) and Miss Isobel Moir (20), have got jobs in a textile factory at Silkeborg. They will be working in the winding department of the factory, which employs 800.

The girls are going for a trial of three months, but this can be extended to two years or longer. The Danish company has been recruiting female labour in Scotland, and the girls were among a number offered jobs after interviews in Dundee.

30 years ago

ANGUS District Council’s Housing Committee has agreed to take temporary measures to protect council house tenants in River Street, Brechin, should the South Esk burst its banks again.

After flooding of houses there in December, Tayside Regional Council decided that a working party be set up to look at all aspects of flooding - such as identifying vulnerable areas, possible preventative measures and how to deal with sudden emergencies.

19 years ago

EDZELL Dramatic Group packed the house on the two nights of their production “Surprise Package”.

The play, which ran last Thursday and Friday nights in the Inglis Memorial Hall, was a great success, both shows being almost entirely sold out.

Group chairman Ian Rae was particularly impressed with the performances given by the young actors.

He said: “The young members did extremely well. Angus Cameron was brilliant as Fritz the German tourist, maintaining an authentic accent all the way through.

“Tracy Morrison was excellent as the Spanish waitress. Ken Aitken gave a fantastic display as the proprietor of Pension Maria Juanito. His mannerisms were perfect.

“Francis Urquhart was fantastic. They all performed brilliantly on the two nights.”

Ian went on to praise the custom, lighting, stage production, make-up, effects and the overall production.