From the archives: 40 years ago

Brechin will not be expected to make any contribution towards its Christmas lighting this year, but next year may be faced with such a scheme.

Mr Peter Young, chairman, presided at Monday’s meeting of the Community Association said that Angus District Council was to give £700 as a continuation of what had been done by the Town Council in the past.

“I don’t see any problem this year, but next year it may be different and people who particularly want lights may gave to contribute in future.”

Mr Young felt, however, that it would be a good idea if they had something in hand for the provision and erection of a Christmas Tree.

Mrs R. W. Ritchie considered that if the community indicated it was willing to raise money, it would be left to get on with it in the future.

Presentations have been made to Mrs Gladys Davis, who retired on Friday, as registrar at Brechin.

Mrs Davis, who belongs to Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, came to Brechin on her marriage in 1938 and her fires post was at Stracathro Hospital just after it was opened. In 1941 she started on the Pubic Assistance Office. She was assistant registrar from 1962, until 1968 when she was appointed registrar.