Sharing Stories Draws Large Crowd


Photo Celia Hunter. Historical Society Board member and former president Peter Ramsay with a stained glass piece he designed and created and that he is donating for a special draw at the group’s March 25th event.

On February 25, Centennial Place’s Fireside Lounge was filled with an enthusiastic crowd who came from as far away as Port Hope and Peterborough to share memories of Millbrook’s downtown in days gone by. People also came to make connections, meet up with former friends and neighbours, and uncover some family roots. Among the many guests were Ted Nattress, nephew of long-time Millbrook barber Lyle Nattress, and Ted Fowler, nephew of Dave Fowler of Fowler’s Menswear.

“This is by far the largest crowd we’ve ever had for a February gathering,” president Celia Hunter commented, “and the stories came from several generations. It wasn’t just informative; it was highly entertaining!”

Entertainment is the focus of the Historical Society’s next event, the gala fundraiser March Masquerade. It promises to be a glittering event and a great night out for a good cause.

“As a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization, the fundraiser raises what is required to house the archives that preserve local family histories, documents, records and photographs,” Celia Hunter notes, “and enable us to pay for a variety of speakers for our gatherings throughout the year.”

By Celia Hunter

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