Stories from our past-August 11, 2022

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

1912:

  • The pastures have benefitted from the recent rains to a much greater extent than would be imagined.
  • It’s “nip and tuck” as it were between the candidates in the race to win the $400 Willis Piano offered in the Picton Gazette’s subscription contest.
  • The great annual picnic at the Loyal True Blue Orphanage has slipped by along with many similar successes, with 5,000 people in attendance.

1952:

  • Baseball played with players riding donkeys is sure to provide a lot of fun, tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Milford.
  • Ernest Roth of Cressy tells the Gazette that he lost a four day old calf recently and believes it to have been the victim of a wolf.
  • 200 men of the 128th Composite Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, stationed in Picton, left to take part in a training exercise called Mallard Duck.

1972:

  • An offer by the Kinsmen Club of Picton to develop a small park area at the intersection of Simeon and Downes was readily accepted by Picton Town Council.
  • A location in Prince Edward County is being seriously considered as a unique tourist attraction in the form of an underwater habitat.
  • Contrary to their solicitor’s advice, Picton Town Council voted Tuesday evening to take no action on the construction of an extension of Downes Avenue from Simeon Street to the edge of town limits.

1982:

  • Standing like a lighthouse in a sea of cars, South Bay Church was the setting on Sunday afternoon for the 13th Mariners’ Memorial service held in that church.
  • Fish Lake wetlands have been pinpointed as a potential area to become a provincial park.
  • After more than a year of planning and fundraising, a proud group of Wellington Lions Club members turned over the keys of a new building at the ball diamond to the village on Saturday.