40 years ago
To launch Civic week on Saturday there was again the Round Table’s colourful Pageant Day. This was the Tablers’ fifth Pageant Day.
There seemed an even chance of a good day on Saturday, but, alas, the grey skies and a snell wind in the morning were anything but promising, and though the rain held off the afternoon seemed to grow steadily colder.
It was a busy morning for the Tablers with so many last-minute preparations but they found time to make and sell hot dogs at the Cross, as a savoury foretaste of the afternoon’s programme.
30 years ago
Brechin Bridge, closed for essential repairs to parapet and decking following damage by the severe frost, was opened to vehicular traffic last Sunday night. Permanent traffic lights have been installed to control traffic as the bridge is not wide enough to allow two large vehicles to pass on it.
Mr A. H. Martin, Tayside Chief Executive, has explained to Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith that the installation of lights was one the reasons why it took so long to re-open the bridge.
Another reason was that Scottish Gas also took the opportunity to replace an old eight inch main and the Hydro Board replaced old cables.
The only delay on the Region’s part was on account of the week’s holiday in the spring.
Mr Buchanan-Smith said that because of the number of complaints he had received about the delay in re-opening the bridge he had made representations to the Region a month ago. It was probably sensible to carry out repairs by the Gas Board and Hydro Board at the same time. “Lets just hope that the bridge will not have to be closed again.”
20 years ago
The Angus Show took place earlier this year to avoid clashing with the Kirrie Show in July. Victoria Park Arbroath was the windy venue on Saturday but despite the blowy conditions there was the usual crowd showing a great interest in the stock on display and enjoying the entertainment and displays.