Presentation of Brechin’s history

Brian Stephen's image of the junction of River Street and 'The Wyndie' aka School Lane. It is believed the building shown had been an hotel that was converted into flats.

Brian Stephen's image of the junction of River Street and 'The Wyndie' aka School Lane. It is believed the building shown had been an hotel that was converted into flats.

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The Friends of Brechin Town House Museum will be participating in this year’s ‘Christmas in the City’ event on Saturday, December 8.

During the event there will once again be a slide show of old photographs of the Brechin area as well as the opportunity to listen to the unedited oral history recordings which were made a few years ago.

The photographs will run from the morning and during the afternoon. ‘Friends’ chairman Brian Mitchell will give a running commentary.

The audio recordings will be available and feature the memories of individuals from the Brechin area covering many aspects of domestic and working life between the 1920s and 1980s.

Individuals will also have the opportunity to purchase the edited version of the audio recordings which last about 10 hours and are contained in a box of 10 cds.

These sound-only memories make an exceptional Christmas present for locals and exiled Brechiners.

Light refreshments will also be available during the afternoon and the public are free to drop in and leave as they choose.

The following Tuesday (December 11) Brian Mitchell will give a more formal presentation featuring photographs collected from members of the public over the last couple of years.

One such photograph (above) features and old building at the west end of River Street, taken around 1960 by Brian Stephen just before it was demolished. It is believed to have been a hotel before being converted into flats.

The event begins at about 2 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. Again teas/coffees and biscuits will be available during the interval.

All are welcome to attend and admission is free.