Stories from our past February 10, 2022

Each week, the Gazette looks back on stories from the past. Here is what happened this week, by year…

1912:

  • The Daughter’s of the Empire were entertained on Paardeberg Day last week by Mrs. C.S. Allison.
  • There was quite a large attendance on Sunday at the funeral of Mrs. J. Storms. Mrs. Storms, who was one of our oldest residents, died last Friday.
  • Mrs. W.R. Powers of Picton spent a few days last week with her daughter, Mrs. Cleminson.

1952:

  • The Merry Maker’s Club held their regular meeting at the home of Marion Conklin on Friday evening.
  • Attracting much attention from passersby on Main Street is the collection of oil paintings on display in the Public Utilities office window. They are the work of Mrs. A.M. Palmatier.
  • On February 8th, Geo. W. Waggott, Paul Street, enters his 93rd year. Born in Monmouthshire, England, Mr. Waggott came to Prince Edward County at an early age.

1972:

  • Mrs. Douglas Snider held a baby shower at her home Monday evening for Mrs. Wayne Vincent. Miss Sandy Moon, Picton, also gave her a shower at her home Tuesday night.
  • Picton Town Council Monday night took no action other than to receive letters of information from James A. Taylor, MPP, pertaining to the town marsh now being used as a garbage disposal area.
  • The 1972 Field Crop Recommendations for Ontario, Publication 296, issued by the Ontario Department of Agriculture and Food, is now available.

1982:

  • A bright, modern interior greets customers following completion of renovations and additions to the Wellington Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia.
  • The Village of Bloomfield will be included in a 1982 tourist booklet called Quinte’s Isle.
  • The congregational meeting at South Bay Church was held on Thursday afternoon due to being postponed on account of a bad storm.