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20161202- Brechin Guildry 350th Anniversary Dinner.
The top table guests are pictured prior to Friday evening's dinner at the Mechanic's Institute, Brechin.
The Guildry Incorporation of Brechin was formed in 1629 by “a number of merchants and maltmen”, traders within the Burgh, and in 1666 the Incorporation obtained official recognition of its rights under Decree of the Convention of Burghs.
Guilds, including the crafts of the hammermen, glovers, shoemakers, bakers, weavers and tailors, flourished for a couple of centuries but have now ceased to exist.
The Guildry Incorporation of Brechin is, however, still very much alive. Although its ancient functions have lapsed, It has taken an active part in the civic and social life of the community for more than 3 centuries and it continues to do so.
The Guildry calendar includes the “Kirkin’ o’ the Guildry” ceremony in Brechin Cathedral in early Summer, attendance at the Remembrance Day Service in the Cathedral in November and the Guildry Dinner in the Mechanics’ Institute on the first Friday in December.
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