Down memory lane

This week's Down Memory Lane picture was sent to us by Jim Morton, a former Brechiner who now lives in Kinglassie in Fife.'The picture shows the Coventry Gauge and Tool Company Ltd (which later became Matrix International) apprentices' football team in 1944.'Pictured are, back row, from left: Allan Stewart, John Clark, Chic Neave, Ian Stewart, Alastair Fraser, Tom Clark.'Front Row, from left: Jim Morton, Bill Bruce, George Thomson, Fred Whyte, Willie Duthie.'We are always looking for pictures for our Memory Lane feature, so if you have any, please send them to: news@brechinadvertiser.com, or hand them into our office on Swan Street, with some accompanying information.
This week's Down Memory Lane picture was sent to us by Jim Morton, a former Brechiner who now lives in Kinglassie in Fife.'The picture shows the Coventry Gauge and Tool Company Ltd (which later became Matrix International) apprentices' football team in 1944.'Pictured are, back row, from left: Allan Stewart, John Clark, Chic Neave, Ian Stewart, Alastair Fraser, Tom Clark.'Front Row, from left: Jim Morton, Bill Bruce, George Thomson, Fred Whyte, Willie Duthie.'We are always looking for pictures for our Memory Lane feature, so if you have any, please send them to: news@brechinadvertiser.com, or hand them into our office on Swan Street, with some accompanying information.

January 14, 1965

The old telephone exchange at Brechin Post Office was put to good use this week. Each of the old people on the Meals on Wheels list received a good bundle of kindling. Wooden furniture from the old Telephone Exchange at the Post Office was handed over to Mr Ed Durie, District Commissioner of Scouts, and the Scouts themselves chopped and bundled the kindling. Mrs Thoms also gratefully acknowledged £1 from Anonymous; £2 from Mrs Walker, USA; vegetables, Miss Lamb and potatoes from anonymous.

January 16, 1975

When committee members of the Brechin branch of the Scottish Old Age Pensions Association were preparing for their monthly meeting and concert in the City Hall, last Wednesday, it was discovered that the microphone and stand of their loudspeaker equipment had disappeared.

This is stored with the rest of the association’s belongings in a cupboard after the November concert. Mrs Orchison, the branch chairman, pointed out that it is possible that someone who was packing up after a function in the hall may have gone into the Pensioners’ cupboard by accident, and removed the microphone, thinking that it was part of their own equipment. If anyone discovers that they have made this mistake, the Pensioners’ Committee would be very grateful for the return of the microphone and stand since it is necessary to have the speakers’ voices amplified for the benefit of the members, many of whom are hard of hearing.

January 17, 1985

Mrs Pamela Farmingham last week took up her new post as head of Andover Primary School.

She has moved here from Inverarity Primary School where she was head teacher for just over five years. She had been closer to Brechin previously, as head for a similar period at Lethnot Primary School. Mrs Farmingham graduated from Dundee College of Education in 1967 and her teaching career began at Clepington Primary School, Dundee. Her husband, Mr Mike Farmingham, is head of the art department of Forfar Academy.