Dalkeith Historical Society

Dalkeith – Ontario – Canada

Year In Review 2016

Posted By on January 12, 2017

Enjoy our year in Review on slide show below.

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Alexander Winston Fraser

Posted By on December 12, 2016

Written December 10, 2016
A glimpse (not an obituary) into Alex mostly earlier life by his sister Frances

Alexander Winston Fraser was born to loving and caring parents (Grace MacDonald and Arlington Fraser) during the ration years of WW2. He grew up a healthy boy, doing chores (taking in wood, helping with the farm animals, cleaning the smoky old lamp chimneys, doing the dishes) playing (Swimming at the old swimming hole, skating on the frozen creeks(before creeks became drains), riding the farm horse, cadets in high school, cops & robberies in the barn and ice sliding-we would spend hours pouring buckets of water to make a narrow ice slide in the back yard-then we would take turns running and sliding as far as we could on this very fast ice slide), exploring ( Hardy Boy book reading, Meccano set building, boyhood mischief ) & expanding his Knowledge (St. Josephs, Lancaster. Char-Lan, Williamstown) anticipating an exciting adulthood (travel, more school, Christmas midnight mass & dinners at Aunt Bertha’s, friends, football games, good jobs (Hydro) followed by an adult life of love, maturity and fulfillment. After meeting and marrying the love(Rhoda) of his life, he & his wife moved to Vancouver Island where they pursued in earnest their dedication to Glengarry Genealogy. In childhood when us four siblings were kids, Birthdays meant a cake with candles, singing of ’Happy Birthday’, a present or two followed by the “bumps’ (one for each year) The years flew too quickly and now he is gone. His last Birthday was September 24, 2016. His deep and intense devotion to his faith carried him through the joys and sorrows of his life. Alex was very supportive of the tiny and fledgling Dalkeith Historical Society. He opened doors for DHS and I am overwhelmed that even in death he would continue that effort. Rhoda her family and the B.C. health care system were simply outstanding in their care of Alex(Winston). A heartfelt thanks to all of you who have taken the time to express their sympathy. Should you wish to donate to DHS in Alex’s memory, the Society’s mailing address follows.

Frances, DHS spokesperson and sister to Alex

2016 FORECAST

Posted By on January 4, 2016

2016 FORECAST
Dalkeith Historical Society

  • January -Carnival Time
  • February– Cornwall Heritage Fair
  • March Madness Yard Sale
  • April-Paddle on the Rigaud
  • May/June Anniversary Tea/AGM
  • June Trash & Treasure
  • July-Spotlight on Youth
  • September– sesquicentennial plans
  • October-Autumn Food & Art Fair
  • November-Remembrance Day

You are invited to all this and more.
Details in LOCAL PAPERS.

Remembrance Day – Saturday Nov. 7, 2015

Posted By on October 14, 2015

Remembrance Day

Saturday Nov. 7, 2015

Dalkeith Library-1835 Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith, On

COME JOIN US

For a

SONG & ART REVIEW

WW1

Starts at 11:00 A.M.

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On The Trail of Poppies 2015 Recap

Posted By on October 14, 2015

Photos from Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Photos from Friday, September 11, 2015.

Photos from Saturday, September 12, 2015.


The Dalkeith Historical Society wishes to thank
Canadian Heritage
(major sponsor of On the trail of Poppies)
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Autumn Food and Art Fair – October 18th, 2015

Posted By on October 14, 2015

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On The Trail of Poppies Upcoming Attractions

Posted By on September 8, 2015

Here are just a few photos of what to expect.

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The Dalkeith Historical Society wishes to thank
Canadian Heritage
(major sponsor of On the trail of Poppies)
Hertitage Canada logo

On The Trail of Poppies Schedule

Posted By on August 21, 2015

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The Dalkeith Historical Society wishes to thank
Canadian Heritage
(major sponsor of On the trail of Poppies)
Hertitage Canada logo

DALKEITH and WW1

Posted By on June 17, 2015

DALKEITH and WW1

         “On the trail of Poppies” Honouring our own

presented by the Dalkeith Historical Society (DHS) in the best of local tradition

 Thursday September 10 to Sunday September 13, 2015

1835.1841 & 18 Dalkeith Road, Dalkeith

All generations welcome!

 

ACTIVITIES

Thursday 10 from 4 pm : Exhibits , Gary Carpenter performs

 Friday 11 from 7 pm  : Entertaining the Troops: Ashley MacLeod & Co.

Saturday 12 from 10 am to 4 pm  :   Family /Education Day-for all

Sunday 13- from noon: Memorial Garden Ceremony. Afternoon Tea

             memorial garden

DHS wishes to acknowledge support from Canada Heritage, North

Glengarry Township, Scotiabank and people like you.

                    

TICKETS, DETAILS, INFO and UPDATES: see Local papers or check this site

1.613.874.2514/www.dalkeithhistory.com/1.613.874.9994

 

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Remembrance Day in Dalkeith 2014

Posted By on December 9, 2014

The Dalkeith Historical Society hosted its’ annual Remembrance Day activity Saturday, November 8, at the Dalkeith Library.

Our guest speaker:
Robin Flockton, President of the Glengarry Historical Society gave a talk entitled “Sorry, Christmas leave cancelled”.
Mr. Flockton talked about Canada’s preparations to enter the war-just about everyone at that time believing the war would end at Christmas.
However by Christmas, The soldiers were still in the trenches thus the apt comment “Sorry.Christmas leave cancelled”.

Many thanks to members and visitors for making this event possible!