Stories from our past-May 26, 2022

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


  • The May meeting of the Milford Women’s Institute was held in the school room of the church. The meeting was opened by singing “Scatter Seeds of Kindness”.
  • The good old 24th was a pretty decent kind of holiday after all. There was quite a bit of humidity hanging about, but it fell short of spoiling the day.
  • A gigantic wave, the like of which was not previously remembered, tumbled over the beach at Wellington on the morning of May 24th.


  • An Ameliasburgh mother and her two children narrowly escaped asphyxiation by coal gas while sleeping.
  • Among army personal returning from Korea was Pte. D.W. Carley, of Consecon.
  • Jack Ogilvy was elected to fill the vacancy on Wellington Council to succeed J.P. Johnson.


  • Action to appoint a full board to operate the new Prince Edward County Museum in the historic St. Mary Magdalene Church will be delayed.
  • It’s apple blossom time in Prince Edward County again and events planned include an apple baking contest, a Blossom Queen contest, orchard tours and more.
  • A reported theft of a large quantity of tomatoes from a box car at Picton kept town police searching, but it turned out to be an error.


  • Hallowell Township’s 192 budget shows an increase of 8.36 per cent over last year, with county and school board levies up and the township’s levy down.
  • Buoyed by support from affiliated locals, Picton’s Local 1255 re-entered into negotiations with the three-man Public Utilities Commission.
  • The crumbling chapel at the Glenwood Cemetery is badly in need of structural repairs and the cemetery board is appealing to the public for the required funds.