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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
Description
Creator
Robertson, Mel, Artist
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
November 5, 1986
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2011MR169
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
1986
Copyright Holder
The Burford Times
Recommended Citation
Robertson, Mel. (1986, Nov. 5). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
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County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
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Paris, ON
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Full Text

Weeks ago

BY MEL ROBERTSON Nov. 3rd, 1911

Burford - On Saturday the Boy Scouts had a great day. They paraded to Parnells woods. The bicycle patrol went ahead

hiding letters of instruction along the way K>r the fallowing Scouts to find. Signalling and woodcraft were practised at the camp and

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a roaring fire1.

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beautiful snow on Friday reminded us that winter is not far away.

Burford -- Mr. & Mrs. WJ. Kirkpatrick left for Toronto to take up duties as Manager of the Northern Corn bank on Spadina. Note - Mr. Kirkpatrick was active in Burford sports as a hockey player and bowler. The Northern Crown Bank is now the Township office.

~ Mr.

Messecar and Miss Lena Doan were married at St. ludes church on Oct. 28th. Note - Mortey Messecar was editor of the "Advance" for many years. Mrs. Messecar was active in many womens organizations including the Home & School and the Lodges.

Burford - It is too bad that Council has run out of money before they could do what is needed. The footpath on Dufferin St. West needs paving. We need a fire engine and a light at the corner of Dufferin and Maple Ave. North is a necessity. Note - The light at Dufferin and Maple Ave.

N. wae needed to prevent "Disgraceful things" from being done. The editor never said what the "Disgraceful things' were.

Nov. 4th, 1910 Burford - The Board of Trade wishes to discuss the following topics Should we close all village cemeteries? Should we have a weekly village live stock sale? Should we have an Old Boys' Reunion?

Burford - Married at the home' of Mrs. JW. Lester

on the evening of Nov. 2nd Miss Emily Lester and Mr. Gilbert Terryberry of Salem. Note - Mr. and Mrs. Terryberry will be remembered by many people. They were very active in local church and community organizations. They lived one mile south on Mapte Aye.

Burford - F.A. Miller General Merchant (now Sprowls) was offering KX) piece sets of china for $12. Also souvenir china. Note - Recently a number of souvenir pieces of china have come to light. They picture the local Armoury. They are cups and saucers. In addition to the Armoury the pieces are decorated with garlands of maple leaves. I imagine that a considerable number survive. I have a cup.

Hartey - The Methodist Church Anniversary service will be held on Nov. 20th. On Thursday the 24th the Shredded Wheat Company will give a banquet in the Township Hall. Note - Although these events were intended to advertise Shredded Wheat the company put on high class meals and entertainment.

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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.