Delving back in time

This week's Down Memory Lane was sent in by Doug Walker, and features employees from Smarts Factory as they geared up to celebrate the Cornoation of Queen Elizabeth II. If you have a picture you would like to submit to this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser or hand it in to 13, Swan Street Brechin with some accompanying information.

This week's Down Memory Lane was sent in by Doug Walker, and features employees from Smarts Factory as they geared up to celebrate the Cornoation of Queen Elizabeth II. If you have a picture you would like to submit to this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser or hand it in to 13, Swan Street Brechin with some accompanying information.

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50 years ago

Members of the Town Council were invited to view the “Showhouses” at 6 Cookston Road and 46 Queen’s Park.

The newly modernised houses looked great in the sunshine, attracting lots of curious visitors.

A special invitation was sent out to tenants of the other pre-War Council houses, which are to be similarly modernised.

It is not possible to move tenants to other houses while the work is being carried out, but every effort will be made to make the inconvenience as tolerable as possible. The new amenities are apparently well worth the upset.

40 years ago

THE APPLICATION sent out by Father Barron of St. Margaret’s Roman Catholic Church for permission to start a school in the district for Catholic children has been granted.

The work is estimated to cost £6,000 and has already been started on Townhead School, Montrose. Father Barron is hopeful the school will be open for the start of the autumn term.

The school, a primary one, will have about 100 pupils between the ages of 5 and 12. A special bus will take children from Brechin, and children from the U.S Navy base at Edzell will also probably attend the new school.

30 years ago

Brechin Community Council plans to set up a tourist association this summer to promote the city, and have already produced a draft-advertising brochure.

The hope was expressed that the Brechin Association would attract the support of local businesses and a £10 membership fee has been suggested.

This should help to pay for the running of the association and the printing of the brochures.

It was reported that the tourist information caravan, who provided useful information to visitors and locals alike last season, would again be sited at St. Ninian’s Square.