Stories from our past-March 10, 2022

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

1912:

  • Waupoos-a number from here attended the Farewell Concert in the Collegiate on Friday evening in Picton
  • With beautiful weather and good roads the four days Short Course which closed on Saturday night was a grand success. The course was held under direction of the Provincial Farmers’ Institute.
  • Capt. John Bongard and family have rented John Mitchell’s house and are moving this week.

1952:

  • Cherry Valley Church Blue Bird Class was entertained Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Mead, Mrs. D. Moore presiding.
  • Mr. Albert Grindrod announced this week that Mr. A. Magnus has joined the staff of Grindrod Motor Sales Ltd., Picton as a service manager.
  • Plans for draws in connection with the Prince Edward County’s Centennial Fair at Picton, Aug. 20-23 were completed at a meeting of the committee Wednesday afternoon.

1972:

  • “My Fair Lady” which will be shown at the Regent Theatre this Thursday and Friday represents a dazzling climax to a magical success story.
  • The Happy Gang held their meeting at the community centre Tuesday evening. The new leaders appointed were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cairns and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Weese.
  • February meeting of Picton Film Council was held at the Children’s Library Monday evening.

1982:

  • The monthly meeting of Sophiasburgh Over 60 Club was held March 2 in the United Friendship Church Hall, Demorestville.
  • The Mariner’s Memorial Park Museum at South Bay will be expanded when a historic general store building is moved from nearby Milford.
  • Ameliasburgh land developer, John J. Sheridan was sentenced to six months jail and fined over $20, 500 in a tax evasion case.