From the archives: 50 years ago

The Brechin Public Bowling Club rink, comprising Fred Milne, Vic Clark, R. McNeil and Les Sim (skip), won the rinks competition of the Scottish Public Bowling Clubs Association held on Whitecrook Green, Clydebank, on Saturday.

In the final Brechin Public played Danes Drive, Glasgow. After a slow start Brechin trailed a shot or two behind but at the half-way mark they took the lead and from then on went on to win comfortably by 18 shots to 13.

The first sod was cut on Thursday on a site at the US Navy Base at Edzell where 90 prefabricated houses will be erected by the end of 1966.

The houses have been shipped over from the United States in crates and will be built in an area near the existing married quarters, which were originally built for the RAF.

At present there are 54 houses on the base available for American families and another 17 at Inverbervie.

The new Churchill crown should be issued in October and issues may continue “for some time,” says the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Callaghan.

A Royal Proclamation has been made laying down the crown’s design. On the obverse it will bear the uncrowned effigy of the Queen and the date, and on the reverse the effigy of Sir Winston with the word “Churchill”.