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Thursday, December 2, 2021

PIECES OF OUR PAST: Twenty-four old Pelham names

We see some of them daily, others have vanished into history BY CATHERINE RICE Special to the VOICE Names have a fascination for most of us. We...

Piece of Fenwick history on the block

And it's not going cheap Kevin Konkle, proprietor of Good Buy Antiques on Highway 20 at Pelham Street, has latched on to a piece of...

HISTORY | Cabinets to caskets

The connection between furniture stores and funeral parlours It may seem incongruous today, but several generations ago, hardware stores and furniture retailers often dispensed funerals...

Pelham’s cowboy heritage

Legendary horse trainer and western showman Bobby Kerr got his start in Ridgeville Among the many events cancelled during the pandemic last year was the...

THE CENTRESPREAD | Young airman survived his war, but not his fate

Bud Perkins' death in a 1950 plane crash extinguished a dream He was still a 20-year-old kid when he left his farm home in Fonthill...

Dorothy Rungeling: Her life

Aviator, author, member of the Order of Canada, to be celebrated on March 24 Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling, the lifelong Pelham resident who was awarded the...

Peril on the North Atlantic

Only the dead have seen the end of war, opined Plato. One simply needs to examine human history for validation. Author John Steinbeck called...

The Goldring family of Effingham

BY CATHERINE B. RICE Pelham Historical Society The members of the Goldring family were always interested in progress and improvement. They were also firm supporters of...

The Centrespread: Fill ‘er up with ethyl

As millennials and Generation Z might put it, local history is "blowing up." It's amazing the detail that can be scanned from even a...

Pieces of Our Past: The Fenwick Farmerettes

BY CAROLYN BOTARI Special to the VOICE Cutting asparagus, picking fruit and hoeing potatoes were all farm chores well known to Pelham families. With the call...