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.
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
Brussels was one of 111 Ontario towns to receive a library courtesy of Andrew Carnegie s generosity. After selling the Carnegie Steel Company to JP Morgan for $500 million...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Bearskin coat was a sign of congregation s respect.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Dr. B.C. (Bert) Weir is one of the legends of the Auburn community, a doctor who helped bring more than 2,000 area residents...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Though over the years, Auburn has lost many services it once boasted, it can still claim its own post office and postmaster at a time when some larger communities...
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
Reprinted from The Blyth Standard February 6, 1974. Rutabaga King dies in Kitchener.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Patrick Kelly was a key builder of early Blyth.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Brussels has hosted its fair share of dentists, starting in 1887 and carrying through to the Brussels Medical Dental Centre of modern times.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
They were the men of law and order. But they were also the men who tended the fire, shipped stock, weighed coal, swept streets, hitched the horses to the fire wagon and rang the town bell. Where today small communities get by without the constant...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Brussels has been along for awhile and has seen its fair share of organizations spring up. Unfortunately, not all of them survived.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
With the progress of man and machine, the Brussels of today, has fortunately not seen the devastation of major fires too many times. During the years, it had its share, however. Between 1860...
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Jack Thynne, also known as The Kansas Farmer, made Brussels laugh, according to Shelby Crawford in the Citizen s Homecoming Edition, July 27, 2007.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
The following memories of Brussels by Graham Work, then 85 years old, were published in the Brussels Homecoming Issue of The Citizen on July 26, 2007. Work had never lived more than a short jaunt from Brussels.