Stories from our past-December 15, 2022

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

1912:

  • Melville-The frost of Sunday night caused the mud to disappear as if by magic. Owing to the frozen condition of the earth, plowing has been abandoned.
  • Wellington-The Bazaar held by the Ladies’ Aid of St. Andrew’s Church last Saturday was a decided success with nearly $170.00 being realized.
  • Elmbrook-A few from here attended the Dairymen’s Banquet in Picton.

 

1952:

  • Sunday night at 7:30 a cantata “The Inn” is being given in the curch by the choir under the direction of Miss Evelyn Moore.
  • Mrs. Charles B. Allison, well known Picton resident, marked her 98th birthday on Monday.
  • Commencement Exercises of Prince Edward District Collegiate Institute are being held in Picton Armories Friday night.

1972:

  • Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hunt visited his sister, Mrs. MacDonald, at the home of Mrs. Ralph Free of Codrington.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ellis and Family, also Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Juby, were Sunday dinner guests of  Mrs. Orland Herrington.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Ross spent the weekend at their cottage on MacKenzie Lake.

1982:

  • The Wellington Legion Branch 160 and Ladies’ Auxiliary entertained the Wellington Senior Citizen’s Club to a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
  • Lake Ontario Cement Ltd. and the CSL Group announced an whereby Lake Ontario Cement will buy CSL’s lake freighter “Fort William”.
  • A 24 year old Mississauga man, Paul Hinde, has been hired as the new resources technician by the Prince Edward Region Conservation Authority.