Programme of talks

A WINTER programme of talks has been announced at the recent committee meeting of the Friends of Brechin Town House Museum. Four talks will take place in the splendid surroundings of the upper gallery and, as usual, admission is free. All talks will start at 2 p.m. with refreshments provided at the interval.

The scheduled talks are as follows; September 25 - Catherine Hollingworth OBE, by Steve Nicoll; October 16 - Angus Doocots, by Brian Stephens; November 20 - Patchwork Quilting, by Norma Scothern; and December 11 - Images of Brechin, by Brian Mitchell.

To coincide with the talk about Catherine Hollingworth OBE, the Brechin Town House Museum will also stage an exhibition of her life with a number of objects, including her OBE, and memorabilia from her celebrated life in children’s drama and speech therapy.

Catherine was born in Brechin at Panmure Street and also lived in Bank Street before leaving to embark on a career in London, Dundee and Aberdeen.

It is for her pioneering work in Aberdeen that she is best remembered where she founded the Children’s Theatre and Longacre Players.

Steve Nicoll is keen to hear from anyone with personal experience of Catherine to add to the information about her life.

He said: “Catherine touched the lives of so many different people and I know that some of them would have been from the Angus and Aberdeenshire areas. It would be fascinating to hear of first hand accounts of how Catherine helped individuals. If anyone would like to get in touch with me I would love to hear from them on 01356 623256 or by e-mailing”