Joan Elizbeth Savage – War Bride

Joan Elizbeth Savage – War Bride
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The second of four children, Joan was born in 1924 in a small cottage on the Bylsborough Estate near the village of Henfield, West Sussex. During the war, the south coast of England was dotted with camps filled with Canadian soldiers preparing to fight in Europe.  Every village sponsored recreational… Continue reading

Dorothy De Mille – War Bride

Dorothy De Mille – War Bride
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Dorothy met her husband-to-be in the Black Prince Pub across the street from her home in New Haw, Surrey, just 20 miles from London. Thomas began their conversation with a timeless pick-up line that still makes Dorothy smile – “Hello, stranger”.  It was 1945 so the war was nearing its… Continue reading

Two Events Mark Armistice Centenary

Two Events Mark Armistice Centenary
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Remembrance Day is a time when those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces are honoured and remembered. To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities between the Allies and Germany in 1918, the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society is holding… Continue reading

Don Winslow Receives Millbrook Agricultural Society’s Lifetime Member for 2019

Don Winslow Receives Millbrook Agricultural Society’s Lifetime Member for 2019
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The Millbrook Agricultural Society was pleased to award the 2019 Lifetime Member Award to Don Winslow for his contributions to the celebration of rural life at the annual Millbrook Fair.  Don Winslow’s family has been involved in the Millbrook Fair for five generations.  Don’s grandfather Louis was involved in the… Continue reading

New Management with big Plans for Local Stone and Building Supply Firm

New Management with big Plans for Local Stone and Building Supply Firm
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Last May, Diane Rozon and Bill Wilks took over the Grant Drew Designer Stone business that has distributed brick and stone products in the area for more than 15 years.  The new owners plan to continue along the same path but with a vastly expanded product and service line.  They… Continue reading

At Home on the Range

At Home on the Range
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Friday evenings, a group of teenagers meet at the Peterborough Armories as members of the local Royal Canadian Army Cadets. They have already been to the regular cadet meeting on Tuesday where they participate in activities such as land navigation studies, citizenship, leadership, effective speaking, outdoor survival, drill, sports and… Continue reading