Another chance to see Ken Hay’s work

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The exhibitions of work by the late Kenneth Hay, photographer, at Montrose Museum are proving very popular.

So a welcome has been given to another chance to see samples of Mr Hay’s work, which can be regarded as a history archive of Montrose and the surrounding area.

Fiona Scharlau, Archives Manager, says: “It’s your last chance before the summer break to join us for a joint Angus Archives and Montrose Museum Kenneth Hay Drop- In Day on Friday.

“The session has been extended and will now finish at 4pm. “Take a walk down memory lane with Kenneth Hay’s photographs of Montrose, ranging from the 1940s to the 1980s.

“Help us to identify more faces and events. You never know what or who you might see!”

Visitors have a chance to enjoy the history on their doorsteps and browse through the photographs at leisure, reminisce and enjoy a slideshow and refreshments.

The Kenneth Hay Drop-In Day will be held in Montrose Museum between 10am and 4pm on Friday, May 17.

The event is free and refreshments will be available.

For further information contact Montrose Museum on 01674 673232 or Angus Archives on 01307 468644.

Kenneth Hay died in 2010 at the age of 87.

He was born in Bowling but brought up in Montrose, where he had family connections and took around a million photographs during a 50-year-long career.

When he started out, he travelled to his professional engagements by bus or pedal cycle but in 1946 he bought a motor bike to get around in. In 1955 he bought a van to transport him and his equipment but his love of motor cycles never left him and he was a founder member of the Montrose and District Motor Club in 1947.

He was involved in the setting up of the Montrose Chess Club, 41 Club and he was one of a group behind the formation of the Montrose Society, the local civic society.