Historical Interests

George Eccles

THE GEORGE ECCLES COMMEMORATIVE SIGN The sign on Ramsay Conc 8, marks the birthplace of George Eccles, who died in 1909 while trying to save…

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George Eccles

Robert Drury: Harness Shop and House

The leather produced at a tannery usually lead to the establishment nearby of enterprises that used leather. Leckie’s Corners boasted both a shoemaker and harness…

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Robert Drury: Harness Shop and House

Robert Yule’s Tailor Shop

Another thriving business in Leckie’s Corners was the tailor shop. Robert Yule was the tailor at Leckie’s Corners. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland 28 May…

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Robert Yule's Tailor Shop

St. George’s Cemetery

As early as 1840, records show the Rt Rev John Strachan conducting confirmation services in the first St George’s church which was a small log…

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St. George's Cemetery

The Auld Kirk and Cemetery

The early settlers of the 1820s from Ireland and Scotland brought their bibles and religion with them and met in different homes before any buildings…

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The Auld Kirk and Cemetery

The Historical Settlement of Union Hall

Unlike most of the other settlements in the area that were founded around mills, Union Hall settlement was a farming community. The history of this…

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The Historical Settlement of Union Hall

Thomas Leckie’s General Store

The settlement was named for Thomas Leckie, a very enterprising individual. He first shows up in records in 1839 as having a license to sell liquor…

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Thomas Leckie's General Store