Stories from our past-November 3, 2022

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

1912:

  • As the result of a stroke with which he was smitten about a week ago, Smith Bartlett Russell died at his home on Rednersville on Wednesday.
  • Thoroughly delighted were those who attended the First Methodist Church on Thursday to hear the organ recitals of Gatty Sellars, the great English organist-composer.
  • The people of Knox Church, Demorestville, met together last Thursday night in their new church hall, recently donated by Mr. Wellington Boulter.

1952:

  • There is an urgent demand for rooms, apartments or houses in Picton and district for Army families.
  • The proposed bridge between Cronk’s ferry, Prince Edward County, and Deseronto is a step closer as a result of efforts of Prince Edward and Hastings members of parliament.
  • Adult boys and girls have a chance to go back to school again next week when the Home and School Association sponsors the annual open night in the public schools.

1972:

  • Mr. and Mrs. George Balantyne, Toronto, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mitchell.
  • A turkey dinner served by gowned ladies in traditional pioneer dress was a highlight from the latest meeting of Club Koinonia at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Picton.
  • The report of the Economic Development Committee was hopeful, pointing toward strong interest in the county for further new industrial development and jobs.

1982:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Parliament and Mr. and Mrs. Ross Foster enjoyed dinner in Belleville on Sunday night.
  • Wellington’s homecoming was last held in 1963 but the Wellington and District Business Association has decided to revive the event for 1983.
  • Development work at the Allisonville Conservation Area will be carried out with funding assistance from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.