Down Memory Lane

This week's Down Memory Lane picture is a bit of a mystery. Taken in Brechin this picture features three unknown women. Do you know who they are? Are you one of the women featured?'If you have any information about the picture let us know by phoning 01356 622767, emailing news@brechinadvertiser.com or pop into our office at 13 Swan Street.

This week's Down Memory Lane picture is a bit of a mystery. Taken in Brechin this picture features three unknown women. Do you know who they are? Are you one of the women featured?'If you have any information about the picture let us know by phoning 01356 622767, emailing news@brechinadvertiser.com or pop into our office at 13 Swan Street.

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40 years ago

Edzell Village Improvement Society plan for regular improvements for the Muir and it is also hoped to establish a heather garden beside the fountain, obtain suitable transport for a “Meals-on-wheels” service and sponsor a children’s outing ( subject to funds being available).

The Society is also to suggest to the District Council that the Society help to provide comfortable stacking chairs for the Inglis Memorial Hall and also carry out improvements to the kitchen.

30 years ago

THE CONTINUED existence of the children’s ward at Stracthro Hospital is difficult to justify on the grounds of nursing and medical requirements, said Dr Doanld MacNeill at a meeting of the Montrose Community Council.

The ward was under-utilised but was as much a social as a medical unit.

In common with other community councils, Montrose has been urged to support the retention of this ward, but Dr MacNeill said it was accepted by G.P.’s that a seriously ill child would not be admitted directly to Stracthro but taken to Dundee.

20 years ago

FOR THE City of Brechin, December 4, 1992, could be termed “Black Friday”; weaving of cloth ceased at Valley Works.

For the record book it is a historic date in our industrial history.

Valley Works started weaving with hand looms in 1838 in the linen trade.

Recession? Depression? or some other industrial cancer? A branch of the tree of prosperity has been broken off, and the proud name of “Smart” dissolves into the record books.

A TEAM of archaeologists is likely to descend on Brechin early next year.

Their presence will be mandatory if an application for a house on the site of a disused stone garage in Chanonry Wynd is approved.

In a letter to the council’s planning department the Scottish Urban Archeological Trust says that the application could adversely effect the remains of the 12th century pre-charter ecclesiastical settlement of Chanonry.