Down Memory Lane

This week's Down Memory Lane picture, taken in 2001, features the people of Brechin who responded in their droves to the request for extras for the short film produced in Brechin by local woman Arabella Croft. Some of the 40 or so local stars, who took part in filming, are pictured in the Dalhousie Bar.'If you have a picture you would like used email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it into our office at 13 Swan Street along with some accompanying information.
This week's Down Memory Lane picture, taken in 2001, features the people of Brechin who responded in their droves to the request for extras for the short film produced in Brechin by local woman Arabella Croft. Some of the 40 or so local stars, who took part in filming, are pictured in the Dalhousie Bar.'If you have a picture you would like used email it to news@brechinadvertiser.com or hand it into our office at 13 Swan Street along with some accompanying information.

40 years ago

Edzell is not only Scotland’s bonniest village, but it has also been recognised as a very salubrious spot.

Its senior citizens are a very lively and active body and now are headed by two centenarians, both remarkably fit and alert for their years.

Just last month Mrs Milligan celebrated her 104th birthday and she is still able to be out and about. On Thursday Mrs Anne Edwards, Woodvale, joined the select ranks of centenarians.

Fifteen pupils from Westledge Senior High School, West Simsbury, Connecticut, who are spending a holiday in Britain to improve their football, visited Brechin on Friday and played a team of Matrix Engineering apprentices at Matrix Park.

30 years ago

The Karen Russell kidney dialysis machine for a further boost last week from the challenge bowling match between the Brechin Bowling Club and Brechin police.

The bobbies declared themselves novices and cheerfully went down to the bowlers.

The Brechin Railway Preservation Society are definately going ahead with their bid to “rescue” Kinnaber Junction signal box.

But the society has now agreed only to salvage the box roof, window framework and interior equipment they can get.

20 years ago

Brechin service station came out top in the Esso “Standard of Excellence” area competition covering sites throughout Grampian and Tayside.

Their prize was a Sharp multi-function electric organiser.

Flicks closed its doors to the public for the first time in its history to begin a major refurbishment programme for the club.

Local upholsterers worked relentlessly re-upholstering existing furniture and creating new seating areas, while decorators were busy painting the club.

With all this going on in the club itself many other local tradesmen were collectively renovating what was formerly the balcony of the King’s Cinema into a custom-built 120 sea restaurant.