On this day in that year

Most Arbroath days are the anniversary of something to celebrate or reflect upon....

....some important events are not yet included because specific dates are not to hand - so if you can help.....

January

1
2 (1866) Lifeboat 'Peoples Journal No.2' arrives in Arbr.
3 (1839) Catherine Street Railway Station opens
  (1959) Last steam train runs from Dundee - Arbroath
4 (1964) Abbey Theatre's first performance"The 4 Poster"
5 (1959) Diesel replaces the steam train at Arbroath
6
7
8(1320)Bruce not named King by Pope,summons ignored
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16 (1707) Law of Anglo-Scots union passed
17
18 (2008) Refurbished Webster Theatre re-opens
19
20 (664) St Fechin (Vigean) dies. St Fechin / St Vigean's Day & date of St Vigean's Market, a parish fair held at Smithycroft, later as the Winter Market, eg 1875. Calendar change meant the day became 31st Jan, then last Sat Jan
21
22 (1964) Coopers opens in High Street
  (1992) Francis Webster, weavers since 1795, close
23 (2008) Arbroath Herald closes it's Burnside Works
24 (1890) New Victoria Hall opens
25 (1918) Paddy, regimental mascot, dies
26 (1992) New Police Station opens on Lordburn
  (2001) 'The Corn Exchange' pub/restaurant opens
27 (1867) Princes Street U.P.Church(St Columba) opens
  (1956) Bert Copland's Garage opens at Lochlands Dr
28 (1959) Robert Burns statue unveiled at Library
  (2008) Herald open new Market Place premises
29 (1446) Battle of Arbroath - 600 killed
30 (1901) Sherriff proclaims new Monarch Edward Vll
31
February
1 (1811) Bell Rock Lighthouse shines for 1st time
  (1848) Railway Sta. (Keptie St) in original form opens
  (1848) Catherine St. Railway Station closes
2 (1782) Jas Chalmers born. Invents postage stamp
3
4 (2006) A.K. Adamson close
5
6
7
8 (1814) Alex. Brown born. Meteorologist & Astronomer
  (1960) The Light Bite opens in High Street
9 (1940) L/boat rescues barge 'Foremost' from air attack
10 (1989) Delaney's Bottling Co. bar opens in Millgate
11
12 (1906) The 'Renner' breaks up on Buxey Sand, Essex
13 (1826) First gas supply to the town
  (1848) St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church opens
  (1911) The Rink (cinema/skating) opens at McD.Park
  (1981) 'Deep End' appear on TV's 'Thingummyjig'
14
15 (1962) D.H.Robertson, butcher, opens on Guthrie Port
  (1995) Telephone Exch. on Millgate Loan goes Digital
16 (1973) Fairport Service Sta. opens on Grant Road
17 (1871) John A Gilruth born - vet & research director
  (1885) Jas Carr McDonald born. Gaelic supporter
18
19 (1965) Keith & Blackman close
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21
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23 (2006) Child Protection HQ open on Springfield Terr.
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27 (1976) Halliburton's open Elliot premises
  (1983) The Marine Ballroom closes
28 (1975) Braemar Knitwear at Elliot closes
29
March
1 (1986) Arnotts close on High Street
  (1987) Jean Waddell arrives back safely from Iran
2 (1992) Post Office counter relocates to Safeway
3 (2004) Arbr. reinstated as 'permitted fish landing port'
4 (1970) Robt McPherson (Pie Bob) opens on Grant Rd
5 (1929) Davd D Buick, car manuf'acturer, dies in Detroit
6 (1989) Peppo's fish & chip shop badly fire damaged
7 (1974) New Ladyloan Primary School opens
  (1982) Arbr. Baptist Church's new premises open
8
9
10 (1997) Fishing boat 'Westhaven' & 4 crew lost at sea
  (2006) Paradise Computers open on High Street
11
12 (1803) The Lifeboat Station is established
  (1961) Lipton grocers opens on High Street
13
14 (1853) Dale Cottage Industrial School opens
15 (1233) Abbey is complete
16 (2006) Fusion Hair opens on Keptie Street
17 (1328) England recognises Scotland's independence.
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20 (1816) Wm. the Lion (?) effigy found in Abbey
  (1959) New Fire Station opens at Ponderlaw
  (1986) 'Legs' Disco Bar opens on Catherine Street
21
22 (1966) Indoor Bowling Club opened by Andy Stewart
23
24 (1957) Mike Weir born. Politician
25
26 (1992) Red phone boxes are replaced by new kiosks
27
28 (1995) Ponderlaw Lane sheltered housing opens
29 (1975) Jas & Viv O'Brien open Pleasureland
30
31 (2007) Direct Blinds close on Guthrie Port
April
1 (1802) Wm Sharpy born-Father of Modern Physiology
  (1903) A.K. Adamson (menswear) founded
  (1995) Miniature Formula 1 opens on Queens Drive
  (2005) Laura McGhee plays 'Declaration' by Statue of Lib
2
3 (1847) Bannatyne Club plan printing of 'Liber S. Thos...'
4 (1976) Yule's new Cairnie Loan shop opens
  (1994) Harbour's Black Shed fire damaged
5 (2006) GASP open on High Street
6 (1320) The Declaration of Arbroath is signed
  (2005) The Smokie Tartan is launched
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10 (1986) The Smugglers Inn opens
11 (1951) Stone of Destiny laid within the Abbey
12 (1957) Town's 1st supermarket opens, Mayfield Terr.
13
14 (1969) Timmergreens Primary's 1st pupils arrive
15
16 (1982) Arbroath Video Library opens in High Street
  (2005) Marie Knight, bridal gowns, opens on High St.
17 (1962) Arbroath Academy opens
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20 (1983) Inverbrothock School re-locates to Kirkton
21 (1967) G.Shepherd/Ruby Melvin's 'Boulzie Hill' on sale
22 (1972) Newgate Bowling Club's Pavilion opens
23
24 (1909) Arbroath Lawn Tennis Club opens
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29
30 (2008) Albert Henderson, Arbr FC mngr. '62-'80, dies

May

1
2 (1981) Old Brewhouse bar / restaurant opens
3 (2007) New elec. wards: ArbrW&Letham, ArbrE&Lunan
4 (1816) Sir Walter Scott's 'The Antiquary' is published
  (1974) Wm Ruxton, Butcher, closes on High Street
5
6 (1772) 1st service held in Wesleyan Chapel, P'law
  (1872) Arbr. Shipbuilding Co's last vessel launched
  (1974) The Crown Building opens at Guthrie Port
7 (1958) White Heather Club's 1st showing on TV
  (2002) 'Tied At The Tail:The Smokies Story' released
8
9 (1872) The restored St Vigeans Kirk re-opens
10 (2008) Arbroath FC acheive Division 2 status
11 (2006) Angus Archives first 'Drop In Day'
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13
14 (1887) Lochlands Cricket Ground's pavilion opens
  (1982) Smokeys Nightclub opens in old Bathing Pool
15 (1788) Neil Arnott b. Arbr. Inventor & Physician
  (1993) Inverbrothock Baptist Ctre opens on James St.
16 (1938) Employment Exchange opens on Millgate Loan
  (1986) 'Mandarin' Chinese Restr opens in High Street
17
18 (1778) The 'Oats' riot at the harbour
19 (1836) Dundee & Arbr. Railway Police formed
20 (685) Picts defeat Angles at Dunnichen Hill
21 (1971) Arbroath Glazing Co. open on Ponderlaw
22 (1959) Dix Bar (later 'Corner Bar') opens on Howard St
  (2009) 45 Commando's homecoming parade
23 (1781) French Privateer assaults the town
24
25 (1965) Elliot to Carmyllie rail line closes
  (1979) Moray Firth Maltings Clova Plant opens
  (2006) Anne Glover app. Chief Scien. Adv. to Scotland
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27
28 (1966) The Oriental Bar in High Street closes
  (1970) Wimpy open on High Street
29
30 (1933) White Hart Hotel sold to F W Woolworth
31
June
1 (1976) The Angus Bar opens on Millgate
  (2001) Fiona Scharlau's 'Old Arbroath' is published
2
3 (1922) War Memorial unveiled on High Common
4 (1898) Arbroath Public Library opens
5
6 (1958) Bandstand opens in Springfield Park
7 (1965) St Thomas Primary School opens
  (1985) Public Baths on Marketgate close
8
9 (1975) The Alma Bar opens
  (1976) But 'n' Ben Restaurant opens in Auchmithie
  (2006) 'Urban' Ladies/Gents Outf'rs opens on Keptie St.
10 (1969) Warddykes Primary School opens
11
12 (1845) Arbroath Infirmary opens
13 (2006) Cliffburn Community Park opens
14 (1985) Cafe Rendezvous opens on Millgate
15 (1984) Scottie's Coffee Shop opens on High Street
16 (1934) Seaforth Hotel opens
17 (1935) Yule's newsagent opens in Commerce Street
  (1987) Argos open on High Street
18 (2004) Herald replaces Adverts with News on page 1
19 (1961) The Portcullis Bar opens on Conan Terrace
20
21 (1990) Ark Housing's Burnside Drive Scheme opens
  (1995) Flat Dev opens in old Public Baths, Marketgate
  (2007) Brenda Ross receives the MBE
  (2008) Film 'Stone Of Destiny' premieres in Edinburgh
22 (1897) Victoria Park opens
  (1935) Kerr's Miniature Railway runs it's first train
23 (1966) Mackays Boatyard opens
  (2006) John Burt, Angus Coll. Principal recceives OBE
24 (1314) Bern. de Linton bears Brecbennoch at B/burn
25 (1947) Windmill House opens as hotel
  (1984) 'Girl Katherine 11' is launched
26 (1956) New Police Sta. opens at Bellvue Terrace
27
28 (1998) St Thomas Primary's extension opens
29 (1995) The Road Train starts running
30 (2006) Refurb.Sailcloth Store opens at Mackays B'yard
  (2007) 'Old Boatyard Restaurant' opens at Harbour
July
1 (1932) Springfield Park opens
  (1987) Town's 1st cashpoint machine opens - High St.
  (1999) Scottish Parliament sits for 1st time since 1707
  (2003) Sewing & Fabric Centre opens on High Street
  (2004) Comm. & Learning Centre opens at Angus Coll.
2
3 (1969) Golden Haddock opens at the Fit o the Toun
  (2004) The first Seafront Spectacular, Victoria Park
4 (1966) Pro Wrestling begins in Webster Memorial Hall
5
6 (1849) Geo S. Railton born, a Salvation Army founder
  (2009) Jim Reid, of Foundry Bar Band fame, dies.
7 (1934) The Bathing Pool opens
8 (1808) Foundation stone of Bell Rock L/house laid
  (1912) Olympia Cinema opens
  (1961) Children's boats introduced on Keptie Pond
9 (1983) Arbroath's 1st Highland Games at Victoria Park
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13 (1968) Children's Paddling Pool, Springfield Pk opens
14 (1995) Kwik-Fit open on Catherine Street
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17 (2008) Work starts on 'Linies' housing development
18 (1981) 'Breakers' open on Millgate
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22 (1971) Douglas Fraser (Jute) Ltd close Wellgate mill
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25 (1835) Jas Lindsay 1st to obtain constant electric light
26 (1971) Moray Firth Maltings open at Elliot Ind Est
27
28 (2007) First 'Fish & Farmers Market'
29 (1484) David Lychtone is 28th Abbot
  (1988) Bally's Night Club opens
30 (1973) Ian Beattie Gents Hairdr opens Commerce St
31 (2007) Wellgate level crossing re-opens after 2 years
August
1 (1974) The Signal Tower opens as Arbroath Museum
2
3 (2007) Red Lion's 'Seafront Leis.Ctre' opens to public
4 (1870) Harry Lauder born. He will live in Arbr. for 2 yrs
5 (1878) St Thomas R.C. School opens
6
7 (2009) 'Coast' Nightclub opens on Gravesend.
8 (1482) William Bonkil is 27th Abbot
9 (2006) Seaforth Hotel is destroyed by fire
10 (1985) Cargill's Restaurant in High Street closes
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15 (1987) Wm. Low close on High Street
16 (2008) Dave Ramsay's 'Aberbrothock 1320' recorded
17
18 (1981) 'Naylors' open in Market Place
  (2007) Halfords open at Westway
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22 (1864) Jas M Mason born - Public Health Administr.
23 (1970) DT Wilson (furniture) is burned down
  (1985) Phoenix Restaurant opens in Ladybridge St.
24 (2007) Jam production begins at Mackays of Kirkton
25 (1330) Declaration signatory Sir James Douglas dies
  (1485) Additions completed at St Vigeans Kirk
  (2007) Harbour Visitor Centre officially opens
26
27 (1984) Mike's Gents Hairdresser opens on High St.
  (2009) Viewfield Hotel's last Rock gig before closure
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30 (1975) Salvation Army's 'Citadel' opens
31

September

1
2 (1852) Jas Durward Lyle born. Opera singer
  (1901) New Victoria Hall becomes the Arbroath Theatre
  (1988) Arbroath Video & Cafe opens on High Street
3
4
5
6 (1958) Territorial Army Hall opens on Montrose Road
  (2007) Ian 'Smokie' Grey dies
7 (1842) Brig 'Caledonia' wrecked in Cornwall
  (2008) Arbr. officials in Cornwall 166th anniv. of above
8 (1799) Jas Bowman Lindsay, inventor, born Carmyllie
9 (1513) George Hepburn is killed at Flodden
10
11 (1852) Jas Lyle McKay is born. 1st Earl Inchcape
12 (1885) Arbroath FC beat Bon Accord 36 - 0
13 (1974) Arbr Co-op Soc unites with S Angus Co-op
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17 (1797) Abbey Church opens
  (1854) David D. Buick born. Founds Buick Car Co.
18 (1958) The Gayfield Stadium fire
19
20 (1986) The Town Mission opens on Wardmill Road
21
22 (1915) The Public Baths open in Marketgate
23
24 (1961) Inverbrothock Free is now St Andrews Church
25 (1871) Nolt Loan water suply is turned on
26 (1961) Maternity Wing opens at the Infirmary
  (1987) Arbroath Flower Centre on Fisheracre closes
27 (2005) The A92 Arbroath-Dundee dual carr/way opens
28 (1954) Hayshead School opens
29
30 (1841) Inverbrothock School opens on Ogilvie Place
  (1961) Grampian TV begin broadcasts to Arbroath
October
1 (1960) Arbroath Flower Centre opens in Fisheracre
2
3
4 (2012) New West Links Playpark is opened
5 (1992) H.O.P.E. Garden Trust is founded
6 (1838) Arbroath's first railway station opens
7
8
9 (1972) Lamb's Garage on Dundee Road closes
10 (2008) Film 'Stone of Destiny' general Scottish release
11 (1993) Andy Stewart dies
12
13(1734)Wm.Small born Carmyllie.Taught Thos Jefferson
  (2008) Wm Glover returns to Arbr after solo Atlantic trip
14
15
16 (1898) Swedish brig 'Tjilvar' runs aground nr Hosp' fld
17 (1827) Jas Johnstone Barnet born. Architect in Sydney
18 (1991) Refurbished Arbr Museum-Signal Tower opens
19 (1828) Inverbrothock Church opens
  (1990) Palais Bingo on James Street closes
20
21 (1824) John R. Findlay born, owner of 'Scotsman'
22 (1994) Oasis Meeting Place opens on Lindsay Street
23 (1977) Inverbrothock Church, James Street, closes
24
25 (1988) Bus deregulation.
26 (1967) Livestock Auction House closes
  (1979) 'The Ram's Heid' pub opens E. Muirlands Rd.
27 (1953) The Arbroath Lifeboat tragedy. Six die
28 (1970) The refurbished Webster Mem. Hall opens
  (1915) HMS Argyll is wrecked on the Bell Rock
  (1955) The Cliffburn Hotel opens
29 (1866) John 'Ned' Doig is born. Goalkeeper
  (1909) Roller Skating Rink at McDonald Park opens
30 (1914) Joseph Webster loses his life in the Great War
  (1973) The inner relief road opens
  (1992) Saltire Leisure Centre opens
31 (1984) The Bothy Lounge on Millgate closes
November
1 (1890) Arbr. Vics highest win: Vics 15, Burnside 0
  (2003) C. M. Supplies open on Brothock Bridge
2
3
4 (1476) George Boyce is 26th Abbot
  (1768) David Taylor born. Captn. of Bell Rock Tender
5
6
7
8 (1996) Angus Business Centre opens on Keptie Road
9 (1845) Ladyloan Free Church opens
  (1914) The New Palace, James Street, opens
10
11
12
13 (1879) St Margaret's Chapel of Ease opens-Keptie St.
  (1984) Abbeygate Centre opens
14 (1892) The Parish Church, Kirk Sq. is burned down
15 (1969) The old Central Bar, Brothock Bridge, closes
16
17 (1986) Town Mission opens it's Tearoom
  (2005) Construction of 'Saltire' extension begins
18 (1977) Moat House lounge opens at the Portcullis
  (2006) Fuchia Noir gift shop opens on Keptie Street
19 (1877) Arbroath Golf Club is founded
  (1988) Flamingo Leisure Ctre opens in Seaforth Htl.
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23 (1599) Arbroath receives Royal Charter
  (2006) Old Church becomes Angus Council 'Access'
24 (1838) Catherine St. Railway Station opens
  (1838) Trains first run from the harbour to Leysmill
25 (1999) Cash Generators open on Fisheracre
26 (1934) Mixed bathing introduced in Marketgate Baths
  (2007) David Gerrard dies
27
28 (1892) Inverbrothock School's Cairnie St. annex opens
29 (1906) A labourer's 10 hour day is reduced to 9 hours
30 (1838) The Arbroath Herald is first published
December
1 (1988) McIntosh Structures move into Kirkton Ind Est
  (2008) Tesco open at Stobcross
2 (1932) The North Sea Hotel opens on Millgate Loan
3 (1955) The last passenger train runs Arbroath -Forfar
4 (1214) King William the Lion dies
5
6 (1223) Alexander 11 grants lands of Conon to Abbey
7 (1959) 8 crew of Broughty Ferry Lifeboat 'Mona' are lost
8 (2005) LIDL open on Gravesend
9 (1214) King Wm. the Lion is buried within the Abbey
10 (1858) Louisa MacDonald, educationalist, is born
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15
16 (1980) 'Neeters' Bar opens on High Street
  (1987) The Cairnie Pub opens
17
18 (1969) Covered Fishmarket at Harbour opens
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24
25 (1911) The Railway Station in present form opens
  (1930) The 'Picture House' opens on High Street
26
27 (1780) Alex. Adams born. Hawaiian Tr.Fleet Comm.
28 (1879) The Tay Rail Bridge disaster
  (1906) The Elliot railway disaster
  (1978) The Arbroath Guide ceases publication
29 (1170) Thomas a Becket is slain at Canterbury
  (1816) Arthur S. Thomson born. Military surgeon
30 (1933) Andy Stewart, entertainer, is born
31 (2008) Prof. Anne Glover awarded CBE

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