Winter programme of museum talks

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A WINTER programme of talks has been announced at the recent committee meeting of the Friends of Brechin Town House Museum.

A programme of four talks will take place in the splendid surroundings of the upstairs gallery and, as usual, there is no admission charge.

All talks will take place at 2 pm with refreshments provided.

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; December 11 - Images of Brechin by Brian Mitchell.

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

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

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

“Catherine touched the lives of so many different people and I know that some of them would have been from the local area,” said Steve.

“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 emailing steveknicoll@fsmail.net.”