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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times


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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 8, 1987
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Local identifier:
2011MR156
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0834 Longitude: -80.49968
Donor:
Provided by Liz Brown
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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. 8). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
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Full Text

Weeks ago

by Mel Robertson

Sept Z 1910 Burford - Editorial There are two kinds of girls - those who work and those who gad about. Commend me to the former. Work lends dignity to a pretty girl. The gal who works, God Bless Tier, combines the useful with the ornamental. She may gad about, roll on sofas (the editor's exact words) and read books but she prefers to be of some account as a steno, teacher, saleslady or housekeeper making her own way. Note - I can find no reason for this editorial but in 1910 women had few positions open for them in the work force and were expected to fill traditional roles. This editorial may have been prompted by the Penman Co.'s inability to get Burford women to work in their proposed Burford factory.

Burford - Numerous cases of petty theft have taken place in Burford lately. The persons are being watched and will get into trouble if they keep stealing other people's property. Note - By Sept. 30 the editor had changed his attitude toward local vandalism.

Burford - Mr. J. Lloyd-Jones made a large shipment of sheep and ponies to the Toronto Show. He was accompanied by his wife and sons Johnny and Tommy.

Sept 8,1911

Fairfield - On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Melvin Smith lost his barn, most of his farm implements and 17 hogs when his barn burned. Since Mr. Smith lost all his crops this was a serious fire.

Cathcart - The Woodstock "Sentinel Review" praised Mr. G.W. Elliot's display at the Fair. It consisted of two stalls full of every kind of flowers, fruits and vegetables.

SepL 11,1913 Cathcart - Mr. Elliot is very busy with his truck taking people to the London fair. Note - There were very few motor busses in 1913 and trucks with wooden benches were used to transport people to fairs, picnics, etc. Some went quite long distances and the hard wooden benches were not comfortable. However, people using these trucks usually passed the time with sing-songs, etc.

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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.