Reading and writing and arithmetic were unquestionably the mainstays of school life in years gone by. Ask any student who attended a one-room schoolhouse their favourite memory and almost everyone will say "the Christmas Concert".
Jellyrolls, light and airy with bright red raspberry jam filling oozing from every slice. Sugar cookies the size of saucers. Pigs in the blankets. What???? Not pigs, of course, but oatmeal cookies shaped in crescent moons with date filling. Doughnuts to die for and cinnamon coffee cakes that made you drool just at the thought.
Have you ever wanted to read someone’s diary? Let’s be honest. Most of us have. We want to know what hopes and dreams and certainly what secrets that person confided to his or her diary.
The Lemp Studio Collection is a preservation of the glass negatives of Tavistock’s early cameramen, rescued for posterity in 1977.
Dr. Paul Bartlett was the keynote speaker on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Grace United Church where about 30 people gathered to hear his authoritative talk on tracing our ancestry using human genetics.
The Tavistock Produce had its beginning in April 1946, with Roy Knights, his brother Leslie Knights and nephew Fred Ghent in partnership. It occupied some of the ground floor of the Opera Hall a building on Woodstock Street North.
(Photo - Norma Knights and Doreen Wagner grading eggs)
If you are 70 years of age or older you probably remember having your milk and cream delivered to your door each day by the local dairy. Mom or dad would place the right amount of change into the empty reusable bottles each night or early morning and place them on the porch for the milkman to exchange for full bottles.
It’s been 10 years since the Year of the Veteran was observed in Canada. At that time, Susan Pellow decided to lead a Tavistock history project to identify and gather information on all those who served their country in the two World Wars and other conflicts.