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Here is our third excerpt from Meadow Bank Women’s Institute Tweedsmuir History – published in 1951. School instruction started around at houses in about the same way as church services were held. The principal courses on the curriculum being the three “R’s”. Tradition says that upon one occasion when a barn then on the property […]

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January is upon us, and so far, so good. We are having a lovely winter, but we thought that this time last year and all that changed come the end of January. Within three weeks, it looked like those legendary winter heritage photos. Well, we in Clyde River do our best to make the winter […]

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(Story submitted by Jane Von Bredow) In the picture, above, which was published on November 2014, two of the girls in the boat were Ina Livingstone and Isabel Murchison. They had been school friends earlier, and were still good friends at that later date, in 1927, when the picture was taken. It was just one […]

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Capturing Collective Memories continues as Jane Von Bredow recounts childhood memories of living with her grandparents Dr. and Mrs. A.J. Murchison. This beautifully detailed account is the perfect gift of reading during this extended St. Patrick’s snow storm. When my mother (Isabelle Murchison Johnstone) died of leukemia in 1933, I was sent to live with my grandparents, Dr. and […]

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Skating on Christie’s Pond

I interviewed my mother Hazel Beer back in 2011 about Christie’s Pond on Bannockburn Road where she and her friends came together back in the 1930s for skating parties. Our Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors initiative discovered two photos. If you have any others, please let me know. Christie’s Pond, located about a half mile in the Bannockburn […]

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As part of the Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors Project, we have reconnected with folks who grew up in Clyde River and now live in other parts of Canada and the US. One of those is Katherine Livingstone Bick who attended Clyde River School from 1939-46 and went on to become a scientist working in the […]

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The Friends of Clyde River History Committee will host their second history lecture next Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Riverview Community Centre as part of the “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” project. Dutch will present stories from some of the hundreds of people he has interviewed in the past 30 years, everything from those who swear by unusual home remedies like […]

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Saturday, January 24th, 1:30 p.m. – Catherine Hennessey – “Samuel Holland, Lord Selkirk and the Farmers of Lot 31″ 2015 marks 250 years since Samuel Holland surveyed Prince Edward Island. Catherine will talk about the important contribution that Holland made to our Island, how Lord Selkirk came to own land in Lot 31 and the struggles local farmers had with distant landlords. For […]

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The Friends of Clyde River Historical Committee will host two upcoming lectures that will feature the two most informed and entertaining purveyors of history in Prince Edward Island. These lectures continue our “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” project. Saturday, January 24th, 1:30 p.m. – Catherine Hennessey – “Samuel Holland, Lord Selkirk and the Farmers of Lot 31” 2015 marks 250 […]

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Photos and story from the “Capturing Collective Memories” Library – The following historical piece was written by Lee Darrach (1916-2000), son of Hector Alexander Darrach (1883-1971). It offers us insight on how farms along the Clyde River supplemented their income by fishing on the Clyde River and adjoining West River. Hector Alexander Darrach was born on his father’s farm in […]

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