Stories from our past-November 10, 2022

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

1912:

  • On Thursday evening last, the Bijou Opera House was crowded to the doors for the mock trial of “Breach of Promise”.
  • Sunday last was observed in the Protestant churches throughout the world as Temperance Sunday.
  • Messrs. Chas. and Grant Sprague of Prince Edward County left last week with 75 head of young cattle, destined for Clive, Alberta, where they are going into the ranching business.

1952:

  • Mr. Wm. Norton, Globe Hotel Manager, underwent an emergency appendectomy on Wednesday. He is progressing favourably.
  • Good progress is being made on the extension to the pumping station and filtration plant, which is related to providing an increased water supply to town.
  • Wednesday next sees East Lake ladies serving a chicken supper in the school house there. Good cooks, these ladies promise a bountiful repast.

1972:

  • The first general meeting of the Wellington Home and School will be held at the school next Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m.
  • Mrs. Harry Richardson spent 10 days in Kitchener with her son, Earl Richardson and wife.
  • Miss Margaret Elmy, London, spent a few days with her mother, Mrs. Ruth Elmy.

1982:

  • About 20-25 full and part-time staff will lose their jobs when the VanDusen Home on Hill Street phases out services.
  • Vandals broke into the new marina building at Picton Harbour Park during the weekend.
  • Mayor Don King swept back into office by nearly a three-to-one margin Monday as he defeated the challenger, Councillor Bob King, 1,504 to 527.