Stories from our past – July 1, 2021

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


  • The monthly social function of the “Triple H” organization Bible Class of the First Methodist church, was celebrated in the form of a picnic, by about twenty-five of its members on Coronation Day. Mr. Hubbs, class teacher, conveyed five of the young men to the Outlet Bridge in his automobile, while the others went in loads.
  • The Women’s Institute held their regular meeting Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Best. Mrs. Hunter, Brantford, gave an interesting address on benefits of Institute work. Refreshments were served on the lawn. The Institute will open the new park, July 8, with a social.
  • The continued dry spell previous to last week brought something like a milk famine in the county, with the result that the make of cheese went down considerably. The boarding Friday on Picton Cheese Board totalled 1840. 


  • For Achievement Day, Friday, Picton Collegiate was the mecca toward which streets in town were leading, when parents of the students, and other interested friends gathered to view the results of work done during the past school term.
  • First Palomino colt to be born in the county and survive, may be seen at the barn of Charles Culmer, Jr. Now two weeks old, it is named Golden Clipper. Its dam is Golden Lady, which was bred to a chestnut hackney which was a top prize winner at the Royal  Winter Fair.
  • On Friday the Picton Branch of the Canadian Legion held their last regular monthly meeting until the Summer Holidays. With Com. President H. M. Reid in the Chair, much business of interest was discussed and action in some matters taken. 


  • Annual Memorial Service at North Marysburgh Museum Sunday was held under the blue sky on the lawn in front of the building which was the pioneer Rose family homestead. The congregation represented descendants of early settlers and many others from the Marysburgh townships and elsewhere.
  • The seventh annual show and sale of antiques, sponsored by the ladies of the Prince Edward Curling Club drew to a close Thursday evening, and according to officials was another outstanding success. During the two-day show, an estimated 800 people visited the curling club to look or shop amongst  a selection of 15 booths.
  • Philip F. Dodds of Cherry Valley was elected President of the 45,000 member Ontario horticultural Association at the 65 annual convention held in Windsor. A leader in horticulture in Prince Edward County, particularly in tree planting and civic beautification, Mr. Dodds retired a year ago after forty years of service as News Editor of the semi-weekly, The Picton Gazette.


  • James Taylor, MPP for Prince Edward – Lennox has written The Gazette asking that “the false impression given by the newspaper article (Resignation of Auld may hurt Lakeshore Lodge Restoration),” be corrected. He says “the article is not only inaccurate but misleading.” 
  • The Village of Wellington will be centre stage on Saturday when the kick-off parade to mark the opening of Loyalist Days in Prince Edward County commences. A full schedule of events has been planned for that day by the Wellington and District Lions Club whose members have volunteered to organize this year’s event.
  • Lieut. Mel Campbell stepped down Sunday as Prince Edward Air Cadet Squadron 851 commanding officer following four years in the position. Lieut. Roy Goostrey, also four-year veteran of the squadron and a founding member, has taken over command.