Model maker reveals his model methods

Brechin Town House Museum

Brechin Town House Museum

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The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum held their eighth annual general meeting in the Town House Museum on Tuesday, May 21.

During the meeting Brian Mitchell was re-elected as chairman, Steve Nicoll as vice chairman and Anne Mitchell as treasurer.

The position of secretary will be temporarily suspended and Mrs Marchia May was welcomed as a new committee member.

The next talk in the Friends’ spring programme will take place on Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of the museum when Brian Gallagher, the model maker responsible the excellent representation of 1822 Brechin currently on display in the museum, will give an illustrated talk about his exciting work.

Brian, who was also commissioned by RAF Montrose museum to create a model of the wartime air base, will reveal how he tackles each project and the methods he uses to ensure such an accurate three-dimensional model can be created from old maps and drawings.

The planned talk by Peter Drahony in July has been cancelled.

On May 14 Gordon Penman and Isobel Luke treated a packed audience to fascinating insight into the musical hertiage of Brechin’s notable musicians in their presentation ‘Brechin Music and Memories’.

As well as an excellent illustrated talk the afternoon was enhanced by live music from the fiddle of Gordon and the keyboard of Isobel.

A week later, on May 27, the Friends were given access to the old Brechin court rooms in Bank Street.

Although closed, Angus Council gave the Friends permission to visit the building, which remains unchanged since it closed - a perfect time capsule from the Victorian era.

The Friends are extremely grateful to Diane Milne for hosting them and for being so generous with her time and knowledge.