From the archives: 30 years ago

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It was sad blow to the organisers of Brechin Civic Week, which opens with the Round Table Pageant on Saturday, when they found on Monday that there was not a single entry of the Nova Civic Queen contest.

This was to have taken place at the Nova Lounge, on Friday evening. Last year there were 17 entries. Mrs Margaret Brymer had no other option but to cancel the contest - first prize in which was to have been a £350 holiday aborad for two, as well as smaller prizes.

The Civic Queen with two Princesses would have led the pageant parade on Saturday and would have appeared at various functions during the week.

Tayside Regional Council proposes to place a 12-tonne maximum gross weight restriction on the Tannadice Bridge which carries the road over the Bog Burn at Tannadice.

The new restriction will take effect from June 3 and will continue for 12 months to allow a permanent order to be prepared.

Brechin’s new Prof from India Raju Kulkarno, who is an opening right arm fast bowler, showed he can also bat a bit.

Opening the batting along with Ewan Massie in a 40-over match against Leven they put on 175 for the fist wicket, Raju hitting ten 4’s and two 6’s in an entertaining innings of 116.