Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #105

May 2023 White Fence #105 PDF Editorial Dear Friends, The Tantramar Heritage Trust has embarked on an exciting new phase of heritage conservation: we’re physically growing! We have added a new building to the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum – a Carriage Shed which will allow us to better conserve and display creations made many years… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #104

March 2023   White Fence #104 PDF Editorial Dear Friends Come walk an historic path with me. Janet Crawford and Al Smith explore the creation and installation of stone carver Scott Harris’s Yorkshire monument in Sackville. The immigration of Yorkshire settlers to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in the late eighteenth century was a significant… Continue reading…

The White Fence, Issue #103

January 2023   White Fence #103 PDF Editorial Dear Friends It is with great pleasure I tell you that the stories keep coming! What a great way to start our New Year and a new season of newsletters. This issue is primarily about people, past and present. On this topic, Colin MacKinnon informs us of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #102

november 2022 White Fence #102 PDF Editorial Dear Friends, Today is October 20th. The month of November is just around the corner. For many, it is an important time of remembrance. By the time you read this issue, Remembrance Day, November 11th, will be days away. In this issue, Colin MacKinnon focuses our attention, not… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #101

october 2022 Editorial Dear Friends, Today, as I write, it is the 30th of September. Tomorrow will be a centenary celebration. As Colin MacKinnon reminds us in this issue, tomorrow will be Sackville’s centenary celebration of the dedication ceremony of a memorial to the young boys who died in World War I. The text is… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #100

april 2022 Editorial Dear Friends, Well, here it is: issue number 100! It is a special issue for me, not only as editor since our very first newsletter, but one in which significant people of the Tantramar, forgotten over time, are represented. It has been a pleasure for me, via our contributing authors, to bring… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #99

march 2022 Editorial Dear Friends, One common (and often difficult) aspect of reporting on history is to inform the readership of things and places that were once important but which are no longer with us, some having disappeared more recently than others. This is the focus of the present newsletter. When I was a student… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #98

february 2022 Editorial Dear Friends, Over the years, my experience as your editor has been one of discovery. This newsletter is no different. I had never heard of there ever having been a rifle range in Sackville. But when asked a question about it, as you will read here, Colin MacKinnon was able to clarify… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #97

november 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, Join us on an adventure of architectural mystery: the mystery of the brick houses. As though inspired by Canada’s William Murdoch and following the steps of Sherlock Holmes, Paul Bogaard attempts to solve two closely-related Tantramar mysteries, an investigation which could be entitled “Solving the Mysteries of Brick Houses and… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #96

october 2021 Editorial Dear Friends, We learn something new every day! Until recently, I was completely unaware of the existence of the Canadian Paper Money Society and the fact that this society has its own journal. The main article in this newsletter, written by Mark Holton, appeared in the Canadian Paper Money Society Journal (Volume… Continue reading…