Down Memory Lane

This week's Down Memory Lane picture features volunteers who helped pour the cement into the foundations of the drop-in centre's band room back in 2002.

This week's Down Memory Lane picture features volunteers who helped pour the cement into the foundations of the drop-in centre's band room back in 2002.

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40 years ago

The president and vice-president of Brechin Horticultural Society hit the high spots at Southport, premier English show, last week with their vegetables.

Ray Haggart, president won Messrs. Boot’s Nottingham Trophy (with silver miniature) for the best collection of vegetables, open to all sections. His prime collection was later adjudged an outstanding exhibit in the competitive section of the Show and was awarded the trophy presented by the late Alderman S. E. Charlton.

Mr Stirton, Dygelands, vice-president of the Society, won the My Pissock Trophy for the best collection of vegetables (class 225). It is hoped to have these beautiful trophies on view at the Brechin Show next week.

30 years ago

BRechin Railway Preservation Society has received free paint from ICI to redecorate the disused Brechin Station as part of a project to run steam-hauled tourist trains along the now closed line. The paint, worth almost £220, was awarded under the 1982 Dulux Community Projects Scheme.

Brechin Railway Preservation Society is also one of the fifteen projects nationwide to qualify for a place at the Special Selection Awards. This means that the Society will have the opportunity to receive a cash prize, judged on the basis of the benefit of the work to the community.

20 years ago

Brechin Town House could receive a face-lift if a grant is forthcoming from Historic Scotland. When repainting work was carried out on the listed building some time ago, Angus District Council discovered that the cement rendering on the exterior walls was in a very poor condition.

As a result it had to be removed, which revealed the original stonework underneath. The council investigated the possibility of renovating the exterior and have now applied to Historic Scotland for a grant to help with the work. They are now waiting to see if the has been accepted, and hope to have an answer within the next month.