The Millbrook Reporter: an Earlier Incarnation of our Local Paper

The Millbrook Reporter: an Earlier Incarnation of our Local Paper
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Before there was the Millbrook Times, there was the Millbrook Reporter which published every Thursday in the late 1800’s. In 1905 it merged with an Omemee publication and for a few years operated as the Millbrook and Omemee Reporter, but was simplified again to the Millbrook Reporter under the ownership… Continue reading

Personal Support Worker Excellence Celebrated at Centennial Place

Personal Support Worker Excellence Celebrated at Centennial Place
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A few weeks ago, Centennial Place held a celebration to acknowledge the dedication to excellence of their Personal Support Workers. In early 2018, Centennial Place supported the training and development of two Personal Support Workers who became certified to provide Excellence in Resident-Centred Care training to fellow workers through the… Continue reading

One of Our Honoured War Dead: Flight-Sergeant Johnny Arundel

One of Our Honoured War Dead: Flight-Sergeant Johnny Arundel
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Recently a book, emails, and photos came into my possession that brought to life someone I knew only as a name on the Millbrook cenotaph:  J.S. Arundel. That aristocratic surname (there is a castle in England by this name) has often made me wonder about him. And now I know…. Continue reading

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