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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:
October 29, 1986
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2011MR168
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, Oct. 29). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
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Full Text

Weeks ago

BY MEL ROBERTSON Oct. 28th. 1910 Burford - The arrival of Penmanfe Mill in Burford has been delayed. The Board of Trade president Dr. F. Johnston and CF. Saunders visited R. Thompson, the Penman manager Burford is no worse off than before if the company does not come here. Note - White Penmans never came to Burford there were attempts to establish knitting; mills in Burford on several occasions. In the 1920s a mill got

started but only lasted a short white. There were tates of monumental waste and mismanagement before the mill closed. There were many crooked deals involved. In one case a shareholder was abte to unload his shares after the mill closed by rushing to unsuspecting farmers who had been too busy to read the morning paper where the dosing had been announced and offering them shares at reduced prices.

Burford Editorial

Women with big hats spoil church services. We should adopt the old system of having men on one side of the church and women on the other. We should all go to church more plainly dressed. Note- Imagine

an editorial of this sort in 1986!

Burfocd - The Methodist church celebrated its anniversary on Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Kerruish spoke at both services assisted by the Rev. BY. Tippett of the Congregational church. Mrs. J. McCallum sang, as did Miss Hall of Brantford.

Tanstey - Mr. Sowdens house warming party on Thursday evening attracted over 150 people. Games and dancing

continued until the small hours.

Hartey - Last Saturday Mrs. W. Shdlington was injured when her rig was in collision with an auto. This was hit and run but the car licence was takea and was from Niagara Falls, N.Y. Constable Kerr is looking into this.

Cathcart - At the Congregational Parsonage on

Wednesday, Oct. 19th Hellie Cronkwright was married to Charles Lawrence by the Rev. BY. Tippett. They will reside at Mr. Lawrences farm in the village. Note - In going through old newspapers for this column certain names stand out as people you feel that you have known and who, despite the passage of years, seem to still represent lively personalities. One such person is the Rev. BY. Tippett of the Burford who came here as a young man. Does anyone know what became of him?

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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.