From the archives: 50 years ago

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After two years’ ‘blank’ owing to the typhoid epidemic, Taranty Fair seemed more popular than ever.

The weather, of course, was perfect, and it is estimated that a crowd of 15,000 thronged the fairground.

Police from all over Angus were called in to control the crowds and the vehicles.

On Thursday, the Town Council and officials lunched at Taranty with guests and afterwards toured the shows.

There is still plenty of room for keen lads in the City of Brechin Pipe band, it was pointed out at the annual meeting of the band on Thursday.

Ex-Provost Eddie, vice-chairman, presided over a very small attendance.

Office-bearers appointed: president, Provost James Millar; vice-president, Councillor William Eddie; secretary, C. Asquith; treasurer, David Young: committee - J. Mackie, J. Mackie jun.,A. Mackie, J. Cameron, R. Hampton, R. Mitchell, A. Duthie.

There was a credit balance on the year’s working of £21.

Collections were taken in Menmuir district.

The RNLI raised £2 6s 3d; and £3 9s 6d for the British Sailors’ Society.

The total sums invested in National Savings in Brechin for the week ended 29th May was £9876,

(Savings certificates £980, National Development Bonds £555, Savings Bank deposits £8067, Premium Bonds £274.)