Nostalgia

This weeks Down Memory Lane picture, sent in by Retta Todd, is of Brechin and Arbroath Co-op youth group at an event in Glasgow in 1950. Pictured back row from left: ?, John Clark, Ed Grant, David Lawrence, David Milne, Andrew Duthie. Second back row: Margaret Clark, Evelyn Merry, Fay Hood, Gordon McQuillan, ?, ?, Ruby Sadler, ?. Second front row: Heath Reid, Audrey Young, Retta Merry, June Young. Front row: Betty ?, Ernest Longmuir, Winnie Duthrie, Ed Cant, Ceal Milne, ?. Do you have a name for any of the unknown faces? If so contact us on 01356 622767.
This weeks Down Memory Lane picture, sent in by Retta Todd, is of Brechin and Arbroath Co-op youth group at an event in Glasgow in 1950. Pictured back row from left: ?, John Clark, Ed Grant, David Lawrence, David Milne, Andrew Duthie. Second back row: Margaret Clark, Evelyn Merry, Fay Hood, Gordon McQuillan, ?, ?, Ruby Sadler, ?. Second front row: Heath Reid, Audrey Young, Retta Merry, June Young. Front row: Betty ?, Ernest Longmuir, Winnie Duthrie, Ed Cant, Ceal Milne, ?. Do you have a name for any of the unknown faces? If so contact us on 01356 622767.

SEPTEMBER 1, 1983:

Brechin’s very own rock group Ironic Voice, have reformed. The group enjoyed success playing around the Brechin area two years previous to their splitting.

Since then an independent record company included one of their songs on a compilation album.

The song, Break Up, was a powerful piece, written by lead guitarist John Haig and guitarist Duncan Petrie.

This served to inject a new ave of enthusiasm and the band are set for several venues starting at the new NOVA lounge tonight, Wednesday, August 31. The line up for the approaching dates are John; lead vocals, Duncan on guitar, Neil Sims on drums, Alan Finnie on bass, John Hendrew on lead guitar, with appearances of Peter Drahoney on vocals and David Beattie on bass.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1992:

Over the close season, there have been major changes at Victoria Park.

The management committee has changed dramatically. New members include Andy Wilson, Stuart Ross, David Lindsay (jnr), Ian Hill, Malcolm Wood and Rab Fyfe; and Brian Eaton and Murray Lindsay from the players side.

One of the first moves the new committee undertook was to engage a new manager to take over from Ian McRae who had to give up the post due to business and family commitments.

The club aimed high, and were able to successfully sign up Bert Slater, the ex-Dundee, Falkirk, Liverpool and Scotland goalkeeper.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2001:

The Park Bar in Brechin has beaten-off competition to make the final running for a top national award.

The Park Bar was reckoned to be so good it was entered in the Scottish Licensed Trade News Awards 2001 - a rigorously judged annual contest run by the Scottish drinks and hospitality industry’s leading newspaper.

It culminates in Oscar-style ceremony at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel, one of the biggest events in the licensed trade calendar.