50 years ago
LADY Lindsay, Regional Organiser of the WVS was in Brechin on Tuesday and visited the City Hall where the team for the day were putting the finish touches to the dinner. The menu was potato soup, treacle sponge and custard. Lady Lindsay sampled the pudding and announced that it was very good.
She followed the WVS van in her car on part of its tour and helped to deliver the meals in the Springfield area. With each dinner on Tuesday, went a bunch of daffodils.
40 years ago
Brechin and District Floral Art Club raised £175 at its annual Charities Day effort - for the Scottish Epilepsy Association - in the City Hall on Saturday. May Fayre, as they called it this year, was no misnomer.
In the days before, the gardens might have been buffeted by wind, lashed by rain and even chilled by snow but the club members had worked with their usual enthusiasm and the scene in the City Hall was a gay and lightsome one, reflecting the charm and sweetness of the loveliest season of the year, Maytime.
WITH six of the seven retiring councillors coming forward again and Mr I. A. L. Beattie nominated to fill the vacancy caused by the retiral of councillor Davidson, there was again no poll at Brechin in this year’s municipal election, the last before the re-organisation of local government.
30 years ago
IT IS being planned, as part of Brechin’s Civic Week, to mount in the Mechanics’ Institute an exhibition of pictures by David Waterson, RE, in the lower hall.
A representative collection of paintings and etchings were handed over by Mrs Waterson after her husband’s death to the community of Brechin to be hung in the Institute.
When the District Council took over the Institute they decided that the Waterson pictures should be moved to greater security at the Public Library - and there they remain.
It is hoped that people in Brechin and further afield who possess paintings and etchings by Mr Waterson will be willing to lend these to the Civic Week exhibition.