Delving back in time

This week's Down Memory Lane picture comes from the Brechin Advertiser files and features Brechin Army Cadets in 2001 at their end of year presentation ceremony. If you have a picture you would like to put in this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it in to 13, Swan Street, Brechin with some accompanying information.

This week's Down Memory Lane picture comes from the Brechin Advertiser files and features Brechin Army Cadets in 2001 at their end of year presentation ceremony. If you have a picture you would like to put in this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it in to 13, Swan Street, Brechin with some accompanying information.

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50 years ago

ANGUS Roads Committee considered a petition from villagers in Trinity, concerning traffic. Mr Hunter said that the long-term measure was a by-pass for fast traffic.

A lot of the trouble was caused by stationary vehicles. Were they to use double white lines as had been suggested, tradesmen’s vans would not be able to stop there, thus affecting the people of Trinity getting supplies.

It was agreed that Major T. P. Douglas Murray, the Roads Surveyor and the Chief Constable should consider the situation.

40 years ago

Although not on a trunk road the proposed £800,000 Brechin by-pass is to receive a 100% grant. Similar grants are to be made available for Careston improvements on the Forfar-Brechin road and the Spittalburn improvement on the Forfar-Dundee roads.

“The Government had agreed to accept the A94 as a trunk road for the purposes of receiving grant,” Lt. Col. W. J. Campbell Adamson, chairman, told the Roads Committee.

They would be spending £1,400,000 gross compared with £900,000 for the current year. The county, in fact, would be receiving an extra £500,000 gross while they would be paying an extra £85,000 which was extremely good value for the county ratepayers.

30 years ago

Tayside Regional Council officials have prepared a draft Traffic Order which, if approved, will prohibit vehicles from waiting on the service road to Stracathro Hospital from the recently competed section of the A94 Trunk Road. This would ensure that hospital traffic is not impeded by parked vehicles.

The “old” A94 passed between the Stracathro Hospital entrance and the transport cafe and it was closed, where it joined the new dual carriageway, with a new access road from the A94. This cul-de-sac, with a vehicle turning circle at its western end, is the main access to the hospital and the transport cafe.

The Director of Roads considered it essential that it is kept clear of parked vehicles with all traffic going into the hospital grounds or into the cafe car park.