40 years ago
THE CITY Hall on Friday evening housed one of the happiest gatherings of the season when Brechin Round Table entertained 120 primary 4 school children and the traditional Hallowe’en fancy dress party.
It was noted that this year every young guest was in fancy dress and great credit goes to parents, Mums especially, for their co-operation and also for their ingenuity! Older Tablers were of opinion that the parade of costumes was the best they had seen and the judges, had a tremendous job. So did Mr Alan Shearer who was called in to judge the turnip lanterns.
The winners were as follows:-
Best girl- 1, Bunny Girl, Karen Gillespie; 2, Grampian Commercial, Ana Sim; 3, Fairy, Susan Middleton.
Best boy- 1, Viking, Gavin Cuthbertson; 2, Ghost, Graham Pirie; 3, Skeleton, Billy Robertson.
Turnip lantern - 1, George Eaton; 2, James McLennan; 3, George Allison.
30 years ago
A £4 MILLION scheme proposed by Angus District Council includes the erection of ten houses at Kinnaird Place scheduled to start next August. The estimated cost is £231,000.
A £210,000 modernisation scheme for 24 houses in Drumachlie Loan and Park is scheduled to start in April.
In Montrose, 60 houses are to be built in the old Caledonian railway station site (£396,00). Work would begin in August, 1983.
20 years ago
Brechin photographer Frances Keddie has become an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society.
To achieve this, she had to prepare a portfolio of 15 photographs on the topic of nature and the hanging plan to indicate how the pictures should be displayed in a gallery.
This was then judged by a panel from the society.
Mrs Keddie is a technician at Montrose Academy and a member of Dundee Camera Club.
She already has a licentiate from the Royal Photographic Society and is hoping to earn a fellowship, the next highest award.