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Historical Account of the Early History of Burford Township
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Posted by Clayton Barker, 8 February 2016 at 20:03

Where does it say the date of the paper? It could have been perhaps "1925" This paper or speech may have been written much later than 1895 and possibly part of a student's curriculum to the Burford High School. The writer does mention that they would like to see a "Domestic Sciences course" at the High School (NOTE: Burford did not have a high school in 1895 but it did in 1925, which could be the date of this piece). Since there is also mention of the Congregational Church in a present-tense this piece could have been written between 1925 and 1927 when the Congregational Church closed its doors and then was demolished. The reference to the Orange Hall being the first place the Anglicans moved to after the Congregational Church is not correct, but is based on the fact that a much older building had stood basically in the same location as the Orange Hall and served as a Sabbath School for the Anglicans previous to 1843. The Orange Hall was constructed late in the Victorian period, whereas the old Sabbath School building may have dated from the second decade of the 19th century. The Anglicans had a church of their own built of frame in 1843 which was bricked over in 1851.

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Historical Account of the Early History of Burford Township

This item is an historical account spanning 4 pages of the early history of Burford Township. The pages are numbered and the fourth page appears to be missing. The author of this paper is unknown but it was likely written in the late nineteenth century.