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Weeks Ago by Mel Robertson, from The Burford Times
Description
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
November 12, 1986
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2011MR170
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. 12). Weeks Ago. Burford, Ontario: The Burford Times.
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
Email
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Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
12 William Street
Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
Full Text

Weeks ago

BY MEL ROBERTSON Nov. 10,1911

Princeton Mr. A Yarrington is very low He was ploughing whei he struck a large store and was thrown on lever and sufferec internal injuries.

Burford If 20 subscribers will pay then subscriptions to tht Advance we should enc the year in pretty gooc shape.

Burford - The Epworth League Rally was a greal success at the Methodist church on Thursday despite the bad weather Addresses were given by Mr. J. McEwen, The Rev J. Neill, Will Cook and Miss Ida Jull. Messrs McWebb & Hess sang a duet, Joe Daniels a solo, Chas. Howey an instrumental solo. A male quintette from Bethel sang. Miss Maude Gurney sang a solo and Miss Edith Gurney and Miss Malcolm of Fairfield gave recitations.

Burford - It is too bad that the boys did not complete the destruction of the old blacksmith shop west of the hotel on Halloween. It is a disgrace to the village. Will no one do something about getting rid of it?

Nov. 10,1910

Burford - Mr. J. Smith has a turnip weighing 14 1/2 pounds. Can anyone beat it?

Nov. llth, 1910 Burford - The Board of Trade has decided not to push for closing the village cemeteries or to having a weekly Live Stock Market. Mr. Cox announced that unless money was available at once the Public Library would close and Burford would lose 2000 books. Note - The closing of village cemeteries was a long standing suggestion. In the 1886 Burford Times the editor suggested, on a number of occasions, that all cemetery residents be exhumed and their bodies moved to a cemetery outside the village. The reason for this ghoulish suggestion was that the cemeteries gave the village: a poor image and took up valuable ground.

The Times editor said in 1886, "We don't need dead people. We need live men and men with money too." Was this some kind of a poor joke or an equally poor suggestion?

Burford Editorial

comment One of the most disgraceful sights seen in Burford is boys in their teens smoking cigarettes. They should be horse whipped and sent to Reform School. Note - Imagine such a suggestion in 1986!

Scotland The Baptist Oyster Supper drew many people and over $100 was taken in. Miss Jackson, an elocutionist from Brantford, entertained.

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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.