Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #54

February 2012 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 those special folks,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #53

November 2011 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 them and felt… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #52

October 2011 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 and hope with… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #51

May 2011 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 of the Maringoin… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #50

February 2011 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 in Tantramar in… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #49

January 2011 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 provided the Trust… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #48

November 2010 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 these special people… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #47

October 2010 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 Sackville. This walk… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #46

May 2010 Editorial Dear friends, This issue contains fascinating flashbacks of special events in the years 1854 and 1894 in Sackville: a ship-launching and James Inch’s reminiscences of 1854 (published in 1904) and another day of shopping at the J.R. Ayer Ltd. Boot and Shoe Company in Middle Sackville on 18 January, 1894. And, with… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #45

April 2010 Editorial Dear friends, This issue celebrates the beautiful 1830 sampler of Martha Barnes, described here by Jennifer Harris and donated by her to the Trust as a wonderful new addition to the artifact collection of the Boultenhouse Heritage Centre. On behalf of the membership, we thank you Jennifer for this very special donation… Continue reading…