Friday, July 22, 2016
The Blyth Legion will be hosting a special 70th anniversary come and go party on Saturday, July 23 as part of Streetfest to mark its years of service.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Blyth Lions Club celebrated its 70th anniversary on Saturday, dedicating two new community benches and hosting hundreds of visitors at the Lions Park.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
A special pull-out section of The Citizen dedicated to the Blyth Lions Club, its 70 years of service in the community and its anniversary celebration.
Friday, April 10, 2015
First hand memories of the beginning of the Blyth Festival
Saturday, March 21, 2015
It would be hard to imagine from the excitement that greeted the arrival of the first passenger train arriving in Blyth on July 8, 1907 on the new Canadian Pacific Railway line that the whole venture could disappear...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
There s a new housing development in Blyth s east end around Anne Street and Drummond Street East that fills the land that was once the site of one of the village s...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Today Blyth Memorial Hall is not just a centre for Blyth, but for all of Huron County with people coming to enjoy professional theatre in summer and top name Canadian...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
When Blyth celebrated its centennial in 1977, the Eastern Star Lodge was strong with 35 charter members and a total membership of 90. By the village s 125th...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Begun in Morris Township (now Morris-Turnberry), in 1852, St. Michael s congregation moved to Blyth in 1876, when the congregation...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Every now and then, says David Sparling, a piece of Blyth s history surfaces in the pond on the Sparling Propane property south of the village. Two ponds, Sparling s and one near the Station House Bed and Breakfast...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Once it was the busiest place in Blyth but now people turn to the former London-Huron-Bruce Railway lands for a place of peace...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
There was a time when many fields in the Blyth area turned a gentle blue in July as flax blossomed. There was a time when exotic native Indians arrived in Blyth each year to help with the pulling of the mature flax plants in preparation of turning...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
After several years of itinerant preachers and services held in various homes, barns or in the out of doors, a church was built in 1858 and, a year later, dedicated as Canada Presbyterian Church by...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Salt is such a visible part of Goderich s industry today that many people don t realize Blyth once had its own salt industry. In fact Blyth s salt...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Citizen, the newspaper that now serves as Blyth s hometown paper (shared with Brussels), is at least the fifth newspaper to serve...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The first ice surfaces in Blyth were outside and privately constructed. At one point there was one across from the Blyth Public School...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
When Blyth Women s Institute celebrated its 80th anniversary on May 3, 1990, members knew the end was near. The once strong Branch had still been an integral part of the community, but...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Before electricity was installed in the rural areas, coal oil was the common fuel that lit the lamps and lanterns in every farmhouse and barn. Coal oil was at best oily and dirty to handle, as well as...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
In September of every year, each town had its fair, complete with horse races, cattle shows, pigs, poultry, teams of horses with fancy harness and driving horses with fancy rigs. The fair was...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Number 4 highway, south of Blyth, originally went west of the village on what became Huron County Road 25, then followed the winding...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
There was a band of gypsies which came through Blyth from the north every year. We do not know where they originated...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
While other industries have come and gone, rutabagas which have long played a part in Blyth s history are bigger than ever. Today, the sprawling G. L. Hubbard rutabaga plant on Dinsley Street East, stores up to 200,000 rutabagas waiting to...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
In the beginning, Blyth students attended schools located in Morris or East Wawanosh. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Blyth s first water lines were installed in 1906 for fire protection only. Steam pumps...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The first indication of electricity in Blyth comes from an article in The New Era newspaper, Nov. 4, 1892, which stated that electric lights...
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