Stories from our past-October 13, 2022

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

1912:

  • On Monday forenoon, there assembled at the high school a number of members of the board of education, pupils, and teachers to meet Wellington Boulter, Esq.
  • All the roads led to Ameliasburgh on Saturday for the great fair, which has been continuously in existence since 1855.
  • The local branch of the Women’s Institute held their regular meeting on Sunday at the Methodist Church.

1952:

  • There will be a night school for Prince Edward County again this year, despite the difficulties encountered due to loss of the collegiate.
  • Two beavers have recently taken up residence in West Lake near Sandbanks. Over population in the north seems to be steadily forcing the animals southward.
  • The second meeting of the Doxel Club was held at Bethel last week with the president, Keith Gilbert, in charge.

1972:

  • The directors’ meeting for October for the Prince Edward County Federation of Agriculture was held in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food office on Bloomfield Road with President Mac Brown as chair.
  • Mrs. Mary Moore, 21 Hill Street, Picton, will celebrate her 99th birthday October 21.
  • Prince Edward Masonic Lodge No. 18 are holding their Annual Divine Service at Picton United Church this Sunday.

1982:

  • The Picton Gazette received a premier award at the fall meeting in London of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association. The award is for the best original advertising idea.
  • Fall fashions featuring colourful, pre-winter garb were modelled by staff and residents at a show held last Saturday at Hallowell House.
  • A potluck supper was followed by the general meeting of the Picton UCW which was held in the Centennial Hall.