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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
December 1, 1987
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2011MR173
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, Dec. 1). 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

Dec. 1,1910

Burford - We are glad to see that a street light has been installed in front of the post office (behind Sprawl's store).

We also need OK of the public school as it is the darkest place in the town and evil things are going on there. Note - The "eyil things" meant kids smoking cigarettes.

Dec. 8,1910

After the near explosion of the Armoury gas plant the government' has installed electric light. We would have had a very bad fire if Sgt. Gavin had not been on his toes. An explosion was averted but the plant was badly damaged and out of business. Sgt. Gavin was covered with white powder in saving the plant and was nearly choked by the fumes. Note - Sgt. W. Gavin was the live-in caretaker. This near-disaster made others put in electric light.

Dec. 9,1910

Burford -- An inspection of the Burford Armoury was

carried out by Lt. F. Gilmour of the Royal Canadian Dragoons and Major M.F. Muir. They were royally entertained by Mrs. William Cavin.

Gilmour said that the Burford Dragoon stores were the best he has ever seen and that Sgt. Gavin was the best caretaker in Canada. Note - At that time the caretaker at the Armoury lived in the rooms off the tower and in the basement. Since there was no running water or plumbing this was a very inconvenient situation.

Dec. 10,1909

On Friday night in the Barnea Hall a concert was given in aid of the Burford Library. The Burford band played the "Zonda Cake Walk", the Scottish Medlev, and the waltzes "The Impassioned Dream" and "Tres Joli". Mrs. Scrimger gave a monologue. Jack Lawrence Alice Smith and Grace Charles sang. Very few attended. Note - I guess Burford people were getting tired of hearing the band play the same tunes over and over.

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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.