The Shore in Time

How it started...

2014 was the first year for this category in the Annual Photo Contest. Entries were voted on by the 2013-14 AGM audience. 

Dunsfords Mill

This family-held image of a once family-owned mill was the favorite of the 2015 contest. Dunsford Mill operated in South Melville, on the DeSable River, west of Rte 246, in an area of some steep and heavily wooded hills, as seen in the photo. The mill and even its pond are gone now. Photo is thought to be from the 1920’s. Photo entered by John Dunsford.

Dunsfords Mill pond

Another photo of Dunsfords Mill pond was also entered by John Dunsford. It dates from between 1907 and the1920’s. 

Main Street, Victoria

Postcard from early 20th century Victoria. The caption reads “Main Street, Victoria, P.E. Island”. The colorized image shows a south westerly view from Main St. , featuring the 2.5 story storefront building that still supports a small business. The building’s earlier appearance has been mostly maintained. Note the hitching posts in front. At least one more of the buildings still stands leading down to water’s edge. Photo is a sentimental favorite of the family of Neil Dudley, who says it is dated 1907.

Tryon River

The last image entered has a handwritten label “Tryon River 1929”. It is a single engine plane with skis, at rest in snowy conditions, with at least a dozen onlookers. It is said to be the first plane to land on Tryon River, near Tryon Point. Photo had been in possession of Mrs. Mae Foy, and more recently the family of Donna Butler.

Warren Howatt's farm, Tryon Point Road

Winner of the 2015 “Historical Entries’ Photo Contest; Roma Mackay. 

Boulter Home, Albany (1910)

Pond out front (tributary of Tryon River). 

Laird's Mill Westmoreland

Annie Laird.

Glenfinglas Farm, (1890's)

Appin Road by Peter Hicks. 

Albro Howatt's Barns, Tryon

above Stanfield’s Woollen Mills. Submitted by Roma MacKay. 

Three children at Warren Howatt's farm (beachside)

Northumberland Strait in the background.

Harley, Roma & Ferne Howatt ( late 1930’s before WWII)

Matters Mill, Westmoreland

Submitted by Joe Matters. 

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