The Brighton Digital Archives Group added new photos and information.
One of them is Downtown Brighton in 1987 taken during the Applefest Helicopter ride by Kathleen Scanlon.
#TBT to when they made a Monopoly board for Brighton. As it is 'Brighton the 125th Birthday Edition" I date this edition around 1984. (Correct me if I'm wrong).
The Mayor was W.M. Pettingill, Reeve Glenn Quick. Rose Gibson was the President of the Kinettes, Alfred Gregg president of the Kinsmen. Also on the board the members of the Lions Club.
IGA, Bustos and S. Greetham Real Estate occupied the most expensive street!
How many Municipalities can say they have their own Monopoly game?
#TBT 1903 when John Atkins started his own farming operation in Presqu’ile. The farmhouse was where now Calf Pasture day use area is. In 1927 the Atkins farm was the only farm left in Presqu’ile.
They operated a mixed farm, with the main focus on Dairy Operations and later Cottage services. The family even installed 3 gas pumps. Everyone worked towards making the farm a success.
In the mid 50’s a combination of the kids leaving, a fire and the parks interest in purchasing the land, caused the era of a family farm at Presqu’ile to draw to a close.
You can read more about the Atkins Farm in the 2014 Presqu’ile Information Guide page 3.
#TBT to November 20, 1994 app. 6:20pm when Via 66 struck a piece of rail! A fire erupted and 46 of the 385 passengers were injured!After the incident passengers sent numerous letters of appreciation, for the way Brighton stepped up, to the local Newspaper.
Video Clip from ChexTV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOj2p9nuPCI
Railway Investigation Report R94T0357 : http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/…/…/rail/1994/r94t0357/r94t0357.asp
#TBT to 1900-1927 when the York Road Cheese and Butter Factory operated East of Hwy 2 near Smithfield. The +100 year building burned down in 1940.
Out of "The History of Brighton Businesses 1816 to 2009" by Susan Brose!
The Brighton Digital Archives group have a Mystery Question:
"Do you know the names of the people in this photo? We only have Corey Snider (hands crossed)."
Did you know that in the early 1900’s High Bluff Island was a farm?
At the time it was connected by a sandbank to the mainland.
Farmer Hugh Proctor farmed Turkeys on the Island until 1916 when a storm swiped away the sandbank.
From all accounts, farmer Proctor came home that evening and lost his life trying to cross the water.
It was the end of farming on High Bluff Island.
In her blog, Lindi Pierce describes the history of the Big House on the Hill on Hwy 2 West of Brighton.
"…the home was built in 1873 by William J. Eyre. The house stayed in the Eyre family until 1878, when it was purchased by Sam Nesbitt."
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