Pontypool Celebration Honours Canadian War Brides

Last month the Manvers Historical Society hosted a reunion for local war brides to celebrate their contribution to the country.  Thirteen women and a husband representing his hospitalized wife attended from across the province.  Many brides bore familiar local names including Tinney, De Mille, Leahy, Condon, Robertson and Lash.  Ranging… Continue reading

Dignity Restored to Pontypool’s Abandoned Grain Elevator

  On September 16th, Kathy Morton, President of the Manvers Township Historical Society hosted a dedication ceremony for the unveiling of the renovated grain elevator in Pontypool.  This particular structure was built in 1918 to replace the original elevator built in 1894. It is the last elevator if its kind… Continue reading

Remedy to Challenge of Settlers’ Landing Wind Project Presented

  On Monday, August 22nd, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) met at the Pontypool Community centre to hear final submissions from Capstone Infrastructure outlining their proposed changes to address concerns expressed by the tribunal over the possible creation of “serious and irreversible harm” to the surrounding woodland. After the10 megawatt… Continue reading

Visitors to Pontypool Touched by Local Connection

Visitors to Pontypool Touched by Local Connection to Dutch Rescuers during WWII   There was scarcely a dry eye in Pontypool’s Community Centre on Sunday August 14th as Sylvia Amesbury described the brave actions of her parents in Holland during the Second World War. Sylvia and her husband John spent… Continue reading

Revisiting Local Landmarks in Manvers

Sarah Sobanski Last Sunday was Ontario Heritage Foundation’s second Doors Open tour in the township of Manvers and surrounding area. In partnership with Manvers Historical Society, the tour encouraged history buffs to discover the many historic sites in Bethany, Pontypool and surrounding area. One of the locations in the tour… Continue reading