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  • Tape # 1: George Avery and Walter Chidley, Mariposa township
        Doug Tangney interviews George Avery and Walter Chidley about life in Little Britain and Mariposa township. Subjects include where they were born and raised, farming the land, education, hockey and skating, development of Little Britain, the railway, Lindsay fair, the first car, fire in Little Britain, “The Farmer’s Sun” newspaper, ...
      Doug Tangney interviews George Avery and Walter Chidley about life in Little ...
  • Tape # 2: Laura Beall, Lindsay
        Doug Tangney interviews Laura Beall about the Beall family and their home at 9 Albert St. S., Lindsay. John Holtom and Moti Tahiliani contribute to interview. Subjects include some Beall family history, descriptions of the home they built including bricks used, acreage, conservatory, trees and garden, heating, plumbing and water. ...
      Doug Tangney interviews Laura Beall about the Beall family and their home ...
  • Tape # 3: William S.W. Breese, Lindsay
        Doug Tangney interviews Bill Breese about life in Lindsay. Mr. Breese was a past principal of L.C.I. and a long-time resident of Lindsay. As well, he served in the RCAF. He talks about the changes to L.C.I. and L.C.V.I. – architecture, student population, curriculum, matriculation, cadet corps, and football. Mrs. ...
      Doug Tangney interviews Bill Breese about life in Lindsay. Mr. Breese was ...
  • Tape # 4: Dick Bulmer, Fenelon Falls
        Doug Tangney interviews Dick Bulmer about life in the Fenelon Falls area. Mr. Bulmer, born in 1894, was one of the last blacksmiths in Fenelon Falls. He talks about his early years on his father’s farm in Somerville twp., logging in the area and river drives, farming his own land, ...
      Doug Tangney interviews Dick Bulmer about life in the Fenelon Falls area. ...
  • Tape # 5: Dorothe Comber, Bobcaygeon
        Dorothe Comber talks to Doug Tangney about life in the Bobcaygeon area. There is no introduction at the beginning of the tape but a woman’s voice, presumably Miss Comber, begins speaking about the Boyds of Bobcaygeon and their lumber business and local people. Speaks of her mother’s mother and of ...
      Dorothe Comber talks to Doug Tangney about life in the Bobcaygeon area. ...
  • Tape # 6: Stuart Flavelle, Lindsay
        Stuart Flavelle recounts to Doug Tangney the story of the Flavelle family in Lindsay. According to Mr. Flavelle, his family first came to Lindsay around 1860 when his great-uncle, J.R. Dundas came to run a store in Lindsay for Claxton’s of Peterborough. Mr. Flavelle’s father and another uncle followed. He ...
      Stuart Flavelle recounts to Doug Tangney the story of the Flavelle family ...
  • Tape # 8: Mrs. Hopkins, Somerville township
        Mrs. Hopkins talks to Doug Tangney about the early years in the Burnt River area. Again, there is no introduction and a female voice, presumably Mrs. Hopkins, begins her story. Her father was a lumber buyer for the Carews and her mother kept the farm; it was near Fell’s Station. ...
      Mrs. Hopkins talks to Doug Tangney about the early years in the ...
  • Tape # 9: Jack Lightbody, Lindsay
        Jack Lightbody talks to Doug Tangney about the history of Ontario Hydro, provincially and locally. He addresses the incorporation of Ontario Hydro and the many changes that it has undergone since 1906. He talks about the history of power generation in the town of Lindsay beginning with Needler, Sadler and ...
      Jack Lightbody talks to Doug Tangney about the history of Ontario Hydro, ...
  • Tape # 10: Norm McConnell, Sturgeon Lake
        Norm McConnell talks to Doug Tangney about life on Sturgeon Lake and McConnell’s Island. He talks about his family’s ownership of McConnell’s Island, logging and milling on the lake, the various sawmills, fishing, “Jackson” the hermit, boating and using the frozen lake for transportation in winter. This conversation only lasts ...
      Norm McConnell talks to Doug Tangney about life on Sturgeon Lake and ...
  • Tape # 11: Mrs. McIntosh, Fenelon Falls
        Mrs. McIntosh speaks to Doug Tangney of the Rosedale/Fenelon Falls area. She talks about logging in the area and the chemical mill; her youth and schooling and being the first woman to work in a bank in Fenelon Falls. The conversation ends ½ way through the first side.
      Mrs. McIntosh speaks to Doug Tangney of the Rosedale/Fenelon Falls area. She ...
  • Tape # 12: Mr. Nokes, Manilla
        Mr. Nokes was a long-time resident of the Manilla area. He speaks knowledgably and interestingly of pioneering, farming and machinery and barn-raising in the area. Side A: 31 minutes
      Mr. Nokes was a long-time resident of the Manilla area. He speaks ...
  • Tape # 13: Dr. R.M. Parker, Lindsay
        Dr. Parker has written down his story (February 1977) and reads from it to Doug Tangney. He speaks of his early memories of visiting Lindsay and then coming to Lindsay to attend L.C.I.; the Depression years in Lindsay; the unsanitary conditions at local schools. He made it clear that he ...
      Dr. Parker has written down his story (February 1977) and reads from ...
  • Tape # 14: Stan Pitts, Lindsay
        Stan Pitts wore many hats in Lindsay over the years and he speaks to Doug Tangney about them. He speaks of the family grocery business; his involvement in the Old Home Week of 1948; the Depression; his work and ownership in the newspaper business in Lindsay; his years on the ...
      Stan Pitts wore many hats in Lindsay over the years and he ...
  • Tape # 15: Mr. Reed, Reaboro
        Mr. Reed talks about the Reaboro area. He talks about farming near Reaboro and the Reaboro cheese factory, among other topics. Side A: 20 minutes
      Mr. Reed talks about the Reaboro area. He talks about farming near ...
  • Tape # 16: Frank Weldon, Lindsay
        Mr. Weldon was the Clerk/Treasurer for Victoria County from 1929 until 1969. He speaks to Doug Tangney about his youth and schooling; his duties as Clerk and the changes in his job over the many years he worked. Like some of the other individuals interviewed, Mr. Weldon is an interesting ...
      Mr. Weldon was the Clerk/Treasurer for Victoria County from 1929 until 1969. ...
  • Tape # 7: Leslie Miscampbell Frost, Lindsay
        This tape contains the live broadcast of Leslie Frost’s funeral. The broadcast includes a short history of his life and his accomplishments in both the private and public sector. Side A: 48 minutes
      This tape contains the live broadcast of Leslie Frost’s funeral. The broadcast ...
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