September 17 1970
If laying hands on a surfboard presented a problem to Brechin Dramatic Society in their last production, they have an even more difficult poser as they rehearse their Christmas pantomime.
It’s Cinderella, which necessitates, among other things, a pumpkin, complete with fairy godmother!
But we can be sure that when the panto is staged in the City Hall from December 9 to 12 all the magic of the favourite nursery story of the kitchen maid and the Prince will be there to delight all ages, and with lots of fun and spectacle.
Once again the studio is a hive of activity as rehearsals get underway and producer and backroom boys plan production details.
Chorus members are still required, so if you can sing, come along and join in, Southesk Studio, Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30 pm
September 11, 1980
“I shall always remember with pleasure the day of my homecoming to Angus.”
That was the message from Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, when drove down from Deeside to Forfar to receive a loyal address from the people of Angus.
Her Majesty’s route took her through Edzell and into Brechin, the main street lined with folk, and on to Forfar, by what most local folk think the prettier road, via Aberlemno, with the school house covered with flags and buntings, then on to the tremendous reception of the “toonie.”
September 13 1990
Flicks Nightclub announced the appointment 18-year-old Gary Thomson as new light/laser operator, in Flicks, Brechin.
However, regular patrons may find a similarity in Gary to the previous “lighting Jock” as the position was originally held by brother Derek, who is now working in Flicks, Huddersfield.
A keen shinty player, Gary lists his hobbies as gardening, BMX biking and Ninjitsu, and he is currently working with the Padanaram Opera Club, on a new production of the children’s old favourite “The Sooty and Sweep Show”