This Week In Brooklin History

110 years ago this week
July 13, 1888
Hay-cutting & a Cyclorama

From the July 13, 1888 Whitby Chronicle:


Mr. John Dryden M. P. P., arrived home on Tuesday from his trans-Atlantic trip.

Our base ball club play the Whitby Collegiate Institute club on Friday forenoon.

Our teacher Mr. John Spense has taken to the woods or somewhere else for a time.

The excursion to Peterboro on Tuesday was very poorly patronized by the Brooklinites. Only five tickets were sold here.

If the weather is fine there is likely to be a big turn out at the Royal Templars pic-nic at Corbet’s Point on Friday.

An excursion to Toronto will be run under the auspices of the St. Thomas church on Thursday 19th inst. Return tickets will be issued, admitting also to the cyclorama at $1.25 from Brooklin. We are told that this painting is a grand view and is worth the total amount itself. No doubt many will avail themselves of this opportunity of going to the city and seeing one of the great wonders of the present age.

Mr. Sandy Jones met with what might have proved a very serious accident on Wednesday of last week. He is working this summer for a farmer near Claremont and was engaged cutting hay with a mowing machine. The horses suddenly took fright at something and the jerk caused the seat to break and Sandy was thrown on the knife. He received a few cuts about the head and neck but we are glad to be able to state nothing serious. It was a miraculous escape as both lines, which he held, were cut completely off.

(A correspondent of the Times charges the writer of the letter in our last, signed “Sports” and making fun of Brooklin baseball, with having been drunk and as good as says he was on his way to Ashburn. He was never at Ashburn in his life. Neither was he ever drunk, if appearances go for anything.–ED. CH.)

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