Published in The BANAR June 2021 by Kendra Brett I recently had the privilege of looking at some photos of FunFair from a few of the older issues of the BANAR, and although many aspects of FunFair have changed since 1971, the community involvement and
Published in The BANAR June 2021 By Francis Kenny. North of Blackburn runs Old Montreal Road, known today as St. Joseph Boulevard. The actual concession where the road should have run is about a quarter mile south and runs approximately parallel to the quarry on
The following is a summary of some milestone dates in Blackburn Hamlet History. This is not a comprehensive list, so if anyone has more details on other memorable events, such as when key buildings, parks and facilities were opened, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 1803-1811 – First
Published in The BANAR September 2020. In the fall of 2000 Lois Kemp spearheaded the renaming of parks that would help pass the history of Blackburn onto future generations. A recommendation was sent to the City of Gloucester by the BCA to rename some of
Published in The BANAR September 2019 by Don and Evelyn Budd Blackburn’s original school was built in 1865-66 and was made of logs. Later the logs were covered with wide wood boards put on the perpendicular and then painted with dark red barn paint. The
Published in The BANAR April, 2018 by John ApSimon, President GAGA* George Bushell, who has been the founding influence on the community gardens in Blackburn Hamlet at Orient Park and on the gardens on our Anderson Road site at Weir Road, is leaving the city.