By Mel Robertson
The following is a regular weekly column of news clippings from old Burford papers, researched and edited by Mel Robertson. Mr. Robertson welcomes any suggestions from readers for this column. May 19th 1911
Scotland: The old bowling green at A.C. Eddy's has been converted to a tennis court and a large club has been formed. The green is large enough for two courts. The bowling green at Giis Smith's is being well partronized. Note: Scotland had a tennis club as late at the 1930s. I went there with the Burford Tennis Club for a match in about 1934. The club was behind the bank.
Burford: We are pleased to note that Miss Edna Balkwill has passed her exams at Winnipeg General Hospital, with honors.
Burford: The Regiment will parade with brass band, dismounted, on Sun May 28th at 2:30 p.m. for a church parade to Grace Church, Brantford. White gloves and bandoliers will be worn. The Regiment will parade mounted on June 5th to go to camp at Niagara. Note: This was the 2nd Dragoons. Almost everyone in the township belonged.
May 20th 1886
Mt. Vernon: The Mt Vernon mills are running day and night grinding to meet the demand of their flour. 2000 bus of wheat were sold there on Tues. A Watts pays the highest prices.
Burford: The storm early Sat tore down Mr Cameron's barn west of the village.
Burford: Dr Kelly the school inspector was in our school on Thurs and spoke highly of the teacher - Mr. Nesbett.
Burford: On Fri last a cow belonging to Mr Albert Kinsley was killed at. "Lewis" crossing near here. The animal attempted in front of the train. She was on the cow-catcher and carried some distance before being thrown off. The whole train passed over her.
Mt Vernon: A severe accident last Sunday. As Addie Youmans was turning his horse into the church he upset the rig smashing the front wheel. He was thrown out and received a kick in the stomach. He was taken to Townshends where he recovered.
Mt Zion: Twenty sheep were killed by dogs on the road near Cathcart a few nights ago. This is a good argument against the stock by-law for if the sheep had been killed in the field Council would have to pay for them but as they were killed on the road the owner runs the risk.