Burford Years Ago

Burford, January 29th, 1925

OYSTER SUPPER AND DANCE:

Reserve Wednesday evening, February 4th for the oyster supper and dance, under the auspices of the Burford Lodge of Canadian Order of Foresters, in the Barnea Hall. Supper will be served from 6:30 to 8:30 o’clock. Good music will be provided throughout the evening.

WON THE PRIZE:

Quite recently the marks obtained by pupils on the entrance examinations in the Burford District were compiled. Jean Weaver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Weaver, of this village, was successful in obtaining the highest number of marks in the district and by so doing wins the coveted prize for this honor…

Burford, January 7th, 1926

A spirited contest Frank D. Rush was elected Reeve and Jerome Kinsella elected Deputy Reeve. The first time in several years the members of Burford Township Council found it necessary to undergo a contest for the honors. At the annual nomination meeting held at Harley, on Monday, December 28th, an unusually large number of candidates were nominated for the different offices….

Burford, January 6th, 1927

LOCAL AND PERSONAL:

…Orval Pearson was struck on the head by a hockey puck, while playing on the ice at the rink last Thursday night. Dr. Rutherford, who was summoned, put in one stitch….

     A number of badminton players from Woodstock visited the local Armoury on Wednesday evening and played a friendly match with a number of the locals….

High School Concert:

The High School will provide the talent for a concert on January 14th, at the Assembly Hall of the school. The program will be varied enough to provide for all tastes. In keeping with the purpose of the High School in the community, an eminent speaker has been secured in the person of Dr. A. L. McCrimmon, of McMaster University. He is said to be one of the best speakers in Canada. The proceeds from the concert are to be used finish repaying the School Board for the School piano. Admission 25 cents. School orchestra, reading, Miss Frances Hanmer; piano selection, Miss Elsie French; Address, Dr. McCrimmon; Violin selection, LaPierre Muir; Song, Ernest and Edith Harker; Recitation, Miss Jean Rutherford; Recitation, Miss Dorothy Hearne; Song, Miss Doris Siple; God Save The Queen…

BURFORD AREA BUSINESS CARDS:

 c1910 _

Geo. W. Elliot, Cathcart.

Grower of choice seed potatoes.

“A.B. Hewitt” Princeton, Ontario.

Grower of Choice Strawberries and Plants.

Breeder of Dorset Sheep.

Local and long distance

phone in the house.

Geo. S. Cavin

Veterinary Surgeon, Burford, Ontario.

Office and Residence, Main Street East.

Diseases of all domestic animals treated

By the most modern methods.

Telephone No. 12

H.A. Lester

Breeder of Holstein Fresian Cattle,

Present offering: 2 choice yearling Bulls

Phone 13 Burford

Peter F. Gorry

Merchant Tailor, Burford.

Pressing and repairing readily done,

Agent for Unger-Williamson Laundry.

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