Thursday, 26 July 2012

VILLAGE OF BURTCH - 1883

This little hamlet is situated four miles south of the Town of Brantford. It contains one church of the Canada Baptist denomination ; one general store, a waggon factory, a blacksmith shop, and a population of fifty. The Baptist Church was built in 1869 in the usual country church modification of Gothic, and cost $2,500. It has a seating capacity of two hundred and fifty. There is service every Sunday at 1.30 p.m., and Sunday school at 3 p.m. Besides these services there is a prayer meeting on Thursday. The average attendance at the Sunday services is one hundred and fifty. ~ from The History of the County of Brant, Ontario, Warner, Beers &Co, 1883, pg 370

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  1. is the Burtch General Store still standing? they filmed an episode of Kids of Degrassi there in 1984

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