Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #34

February 2007 Our latest publication Editorial Dear friends, History takes form as a series of events. And these events are shaped by people. In this issue, Virginia Harries, Colin MacKinnon and Marion Wells bring to life some fascinating folks from Tantramar’s history. Cecil Grant gives us a first-hand look at one aspect of the former… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #33

December 2006 Our latest publication Editorial Dear friends, It is with a great sense of celebration that I welcome you to the next series of newsletters for fall and winter, 2006. My enthusiasm stems from the wonderful celebration on Sunday, 24 September, when Sackville shipwrights Charles Dixon and Christopher Boultenhouse welcomed the folks of Sackville… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #32

May 2006 Editorial Dear friends, As many of you are aware, the early trading history of the maritime towns and cities throughout the 1800s was closely connected with the city of Boston. I’ve long understood that members of many families left small towns like Sackville to seek their prosperity in the United States via the… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #31

February 2006 Editorial Dear friends, Walk with me into history. First of all, let’s go back to May 16, 1860, and assume that your daughter, sister, or niece is graduating on this day from the Mont Allison Ladies’ College. The graduating Catalogue is in your hands and you are leafing through all the names of… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #30

December 2005 Dear friends, Little did I know that this year I would be celebrating Christmas with strawberries in mind! And, once you read this newsletter, I hope that you too will think of celebrating Sackville of the 1920s with strawberries gracing your holiday table. Because that was the last decade when strawberries were still… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #29

October 2005 Announcement It is with great pleasure that the Tantramar Heritage Trust Board of directors wishes to announce that Rhianna Edwards has accepted the position of Administrator with the Trust. She will be working at the Trust Office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Welcome back, Rhianna! Tantramar Historical Society Meeting Thursday, November 10th, 8:00 pm,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #28

April 2005 Editorial Dear friends, Welcome once more to Tantramar’s historical watering hole. And in this issue, we deal specifically with one of Sackville’s long-standing watering holes; one that we’ve all known for a long time and, for many of us, still use on a regular basis: the Booster Pump along East Main St. in… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #27

January 2005 Editorial Dear friends, The more time I spend painting and re-painting this fence, the more I realize how alive our Tantramar history is. This past October, I received a lovely note from Mr. John Bayfield along with a lengthy article about Admiral H.W. Bayfield which had been originally published by the Fisheries and… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #26

October 2004 Editorial Dear friends, I had originally promised you this issue of your newsletter by June 2004… but you may have noticed that we are now in October! I had not intended to be so late… the sandpipers made me do it! So, without any further delay, Part 2 of Mrs. Norma Campbell’s copy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #25

May, 2004 Editorial Dear friends, This newsletter will take you into Sackville’s past in the present tense! Let me explain. The first draft that I received was a handwritten copy of the Town of Sackville’s past business history (appropriately written in the past tense!) and entitled: “Reminiscences of a Busy Sackville — circa 1810 to… Continue reading…