Down Memory Lane

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40 years ago

Brechin High School was one of the two day schools in the whole country chosen last session to feature in a Scottish Education Department instructional film on new Homecraft techniques. It included a mock-up of a fashion show and parents were invited to form the audience.

Now the film has been issued and it is due to be shown at the High School on Wednesday, October 25, at 3.30 pm. The film runs for 15 to 20 minutes.

A warm invitation is extended, not only to those parents who took part to see themselves on screen, but to other parents, friends and former pupils to be present.

30 years ago

ANGUS District Council Environmental Health Committee is recommending as a five-year plan that every town in Angus should have at least one ‘superloo’.

A specially-commissioned working group had submitted a report to the effect that many public conveniences in Angus were either badly vandalised or, because of shifting population, little used.

The chairman of the Committee, Mrs Isobel McLellan, said that it was impossible to spend money on every public convenience in the District as they would like to do. The idea was to have at least one superloo in each town. Others would be either modernised or closed.

20 years ago

Angus Health bosses have emphatically refuted claims that they had secretly sanctioned the permanent closure of a medical ward at Stracathro Hospital as part of an ongoing bid to run down services at the hospital.

Staff and campaigners fighting to retain acute services in the county had claimed the 24-bed female ward 2, closed some weeks ago for redecoration, would not now reopen and that nurses had been reassigned to new posts.

That claim was dismissed as “nonsense” by senior Angus Health officials who stated the ward would reopen and strenuously denied there was any hidden agenda to diminish acute services at Stracathro.