Down Memory Lane

This week's Down Memory Lane, sent in by Sam Balfour, features ladies from the Acorn Club awith their Easter Bonnets.'Pictured back row, from left, are: ?, Mrs young, Mrs Elliot, Mrs Robertson, Mrs Balfour, Mrs O'Niell. Front row: Mrs Sandison, Mrs Cooper, ?.
This week's Down Memory Lane, sent in by Sam Balfour, features ladies from the Acorn Club awith their Easter Bonnets.'Pictured back row, from left, are: ?, Mrs young, Mrs Elliot, Mrs Robertson, Mrs Balfour, Mrs O'Niell. Front row: Mrs Sandison, Mrs Cooper, ?.

April 6, 1972

The new £200,000 theatre complex at Stracathro Hospital was formally opened on Good Friday.

The ceremony was performed by Professor D. M. Douglas, M.B.E., President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. There were many congratulations for Miss W.E. Prentice, former Matron, who was just back from London where she was presented with the O.B.E. by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The death has taken place, at the age of 66, of Mr William Wilson, a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and a leading artist in stained glass.

His work is to be found in cathedrals and churches throughout the country, including Brechin Cathedral where his work predominates.

April 8, 1982

Mr Conan Ritchie reported to Brechin Community Council on a tour made with councillor Ian Stevenson, Tayside Road Convener. The convener claimed Brechin people would eventually settle down with the new parking restrictions.

On that day there were six cars in one pay meter car park and eight in another.

Angus branch of St John’s Association has gifted £400 worth of equipment to Brechin Infirmary which will enable many ear, nose and throat cases, which formerly were referred to Ninewells, to be treated at the E.N.T. clinic at the infirmary.

April 9, 1992

Brechin said farewell to the popular and respected rector of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Dr. Michael Bunce, who has moved on to become Provost of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee.

In addition to his Brechin post Dr Bunce was rector of St Drostan’s, Tarfside and St Peter’s, Auchmithie.

Bridge of Dun campaigners have learned their efforts to save their red telephone box has been successful.

Confirmation has arrived that the box opposite the station is now recognised as a listed building by Historic Scotland and as such will be saved from the British Telecom modernisation.