Delving Back in Time

This week's Down Memory Lane features the Andover School Choir from 1954. The Choir participated in the Arbroath Music Festival that year, and won the Webster Challenge Shield for the first time. If you have a picture you would like to submit to this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com along with some accompanying information.

This week's Down Memory Lane features the Andover School Choir from 1954. The Choir participated in the Arbroath Music Festival that year, and won the Webster Challenge Shield for the first time. If you have a picture you would like to submit to this feature, simply email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com along with some accompanying information.

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50 years ago

No 2365 (Brechin) Squadron, Air Training Corps, was placed second in the Fighter Command small-bore competition, open to RAF units in Britain.

A letter of congratulation was received from the Commanding Office of the Dundee and Central Scotland Wing, ATC.

The team, Flight-Sergeant D. Kay, Corporal A. Strachan and Cadets G. Irvine and I. Fraser, have been invited to shoot in the final at RAF Stanmore Park in late April, or early May.

It is doubtful if the team can attend, because this period coincides with both day school and night school examinations.

40 years ago

The TOWN Council on Monday approved in principal preliminary plans for the redevelopment of City Road (west side).

More detailed plans of the 27 flats will be submitted to the Council showing how the architects propose to deal with points raised by the Council, including provision of drying greens, play places for young children, garages etc. (The limited space is a big problem in this scheme. It was pointed out that there would be more room on the other side of City Road which is also to be developed.)

30 years ago

Angus District Council housing committee last Tuesday considered an application from M. and S. Property Development for the conversion of the former Den Burn Works office block into 27 three apartment flats.

It was pointed out that the grant the developers would receive if the maximum was approved would be £114,750.

Councillor John Thomson moved that they give approval in principle, Brechin had no development nor enterprise zone to help them. They had around 20% unemployed and the highest percentage of difficult to-let houses. He reckoned that this would be an excellent project. Councillor Buchan, Brechin, seconded.