15 -- The Norfolk Historical Society has been organized about two
years, and has already acquired a great amount of interesting and
valuable information about the early history of Norfolk County and
the adjacent districts bordering upon Lake Erie.
From time to time outings
are held by member of the society for the purpose of visiting
points of historical interest. One of these outings of a most
enjoyable character was held today by member of the society from
Simcoe and other points, accompanied by a number of ladies.
The trip was made in
carriages. The guests from Simcoe were: Judge Robb, Hal B. Donly
and wife, Alex McCall, Frank Reid and wife, Walter McCall and
wife, Dr. J. J. Wadsworth, Mrs. Hicks and Frank Cook.
Delhi was the first point
of visited, and som of the pioneers of the section were
interviewed. Among the number was Walter Turnbull, who made
interesting statements about early experiences when he moved into
From Delhi the party drove
to Croton and admired the magnificent scenery of Big Creek Valley
below that point. From Croton the drive was continued to the
beautiful picnic grove at Lynedoch, from which a superb view of
the valley of Big Creek and the surrounding country is obtained.
Here a crowd of 200 were assembled to greet the members of the
Among the people gathered
upon the grounds were a goodly number of pioneers and of
descendants of early pioneers. Warms greetings were exchanged
between people who had known each other for half a century, and
member of the society were placed in communication with old men
who were able to impart much valuable information to them.
John Charlton, M.P., was
present, by invitation, to give an address upon the early history
of Norfolk County, and especially of the Big Creek region. After a
basket lunch has been disposed of an open air meeting was
organized by the selection of Judge Robb as Chairman, who made a
happy opening speech, introducing Mr. Charlton to the audience.