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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times


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Creator:
Robertson, Mel, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of news clippings from old Burford newspapers. The article may not have been republished.

Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission from The Burford Times.
Date of Original:
September 29, 1987
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2011MR154
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
Donor:
Provided by Liz Brown
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date:
1987
Copyright Holder:
The Burford Times
Recommended Citation:
Robertson, Mel. (1987, Sep. 29). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
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Full Text

Weeks ago

By Mel Robertson

Sept 30,1910 Burford - Why is Penman's having trouble getting girls to work in the new ^n^^^^^^^^^^^rS MuJttTCii^^^^ their bicycles to get to work so they can be independent. Note - The factory was not yet operating and there was a lack ot interest in girls working there due to the uncertainty of the work and the type of work offered.

Burford - On Thursday aft four boys who had assaulted Jim Burton on the night of Sept. 24th and cut his hand badly were tried in court. One boy was fined and the others let off ... The Editor thought the action was "a storm in a teapot." Note - The editor who had deplored theft and rowdyism three weeks before, sneered at the court action as unnecessary. In 1910 it was considered "manly" to fight and brawl in the streets and only the chicken-hearted ever took anyone to court. Even in the late 1920s, when I was a child, I witnessed a big fist fight between adult brothers on the site of the Toronto-Dominion bank and a horse-whipping of a boy in front of the Harbot-tle block east of the post office. There were other similar incidents.

Princeton - The Bishop of the Yukon preached at the Anglican Church on Sunday. He is the guest of his sister Mrs. (Rev.) Whelan.

Sept 13,1880 Burford - A local girl age 13 was charged with stealing $4 from Reginald Grey. She admitted the charge and was given two years in the Girls Refuge in Toronto. Note - What would she have gotten today?

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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times


From the 1970s through the 1980s, Mel Robertson wrote many articles for the Burford Advance and Burford Times on the history of Burford Township. This clipping contains a column of news clippings from old Burford newspapers. The article may not have been republished.

Newspaper clippings donated by Liz (Robertson) Brown; reprinted with permission from The Burford Times.