Stories from our past-November 24, 2022

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

1912:

  • William J. Pope, one of the oldest members of the Chicago Board of Trade, died on Thursday. He was born in Picton January 17th, 1837.
  • Mr. V.G. Moyle, Glenora Road, presented the True Blue Orphanage with a gramophone and about 175 records.
  • Saturday afternoon last, about four o’clock, fire broke out in the basement of The Fair. It looked as though the whole block was going to go, based on the amount of fire.

1952:

  • The euchre in the Odd Fellows hall Monday night was enjoyed by a large crowd. Prizes for high scores went to Mrs. Kenneth Foster and Stanley McDermaid.
  • The Kinsmen Club and the Sergeants’ Mess of H.P.E.R. are sponsoring a “share the wealth” bingo in Picton armories tonight.
  • The choir of Picton United Church is practising for the annual Christmas pageant which will be presented Sunday, December 21st.

1972:

  • A supper bridge sponsored by the W.H.A. will be held at St. Gregory’s Hall next Thursday.  Wives are invited to bring their husbands.
  • The Glenora community euchres will commence Friday evening in Glenora United Church Hall.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Victor Camp, R.R. 1 Picton, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

1982:

  • A proposal to launch amateur theatre in the county needs only the support of its communities because the timing is right, according to 35 year old Director Gary Tyas.
  • The Norris Whitney Bridge linking Prince Edward County with Belleville will be officially opened on December 6.
  • An anniversary service was held Sunday morning in the Rednersville Church, marking 192 years of worship in the area.