Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #56

Editorial Dear friends, As I have long known since I first walked on the Tantramar marshes and met people of this region, this small part of Canada is full of interesting and innovative people. Jeff Ward has also known this for a long time and over the next few pages, follow Jeff’s account of some… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #55

February, 2012 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, As I prepared the final draft of this newsletter, I quickly realized that we just had more information than the newsletter spacing allowed us to use! The only solution was to eliminate many of the beautiful photos which were submitted with each article, especially Paul Bogaard’s remarkable… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #54

February, 2012 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, History is sometimes discovered via diaries and letters. At other times it requires reconstruction, as in buildings and/or their foundations, or compilations of oral histories passed on through generations. And special folks are required to make it all happen! All these tools of the heritage trade, including… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #53

November, 2011 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, To many of us in Canada, World War I and the Korean War are distant events. In this issue, Colin MacKinnon brings these historic international conflicts closer to home, both temporally and geographically. Once I read the two stories about Walter and Stanley, I drew close to… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #52

October, 2011 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, As the saying goes, there are two sides to every coin. When dealing with heritage, we can sometimes renovate and protect while, in other circumstances, time takes its toll and demolition becomes the only option. The summer of 2011 presented both options to Sackville — great joy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #51

May, 2011 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, People are our greatest resource. For example, Rupert Delesdernier knew Rockport like few others. Following his recent passing, Rupert’s sister Sharon Bainbridge wrote a eulogy for Rupert which she kindly allowed us to print here. And when Jeffrey Ward published Head of the Bay — A History… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #50

February, 2011 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, Join us on a pre-Confederation journey into aspects of the judicial life of Westmorland County as discovered by Eugene Goodrich when he obtained a “minute book” of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace for Westmorland County. Eugene presents us with a slice of judicial life… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #49

January, 2011 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, Much like archeologists seeking information about the prehistoric past, where fossils and artifacts are critical sources of information, we at the Tantramar Heritage Trust must rely on written “artifacts” to open the many doors to our colourful history. Dr. Jennifer Harris of Mount Allison’s history department has… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #48

November, 2010 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, There are, and have been, so many special people amongst us, lest we forget. The Canadian Navy has fought in world wars on our behalf and continues to serve us along our shores to this day. The democratic lives we experience today we owe to some of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #47

October, 2010 · ISSN 1913-4134 Editorial Dear friends, In keeping with my health, much of the contents of the accompanying articles in this newsletter are connected with my (almost) daily walks between our house on Main Street, Sackville, and the Middle Sackville Baptist Church on Church Street, near the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, in Middle… Continue reading…