1_290, 1_293, and 1_294 was published in St. Thomas Times-Journal on August 8, 1950, page one.
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Photographs of Aldborough Centennial celebrations.
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on August 8, 1950, page one: “Southwold and Aldborough Centennial Celebrations.”
1_290: “Taking a prominent part in the Aldborough Township centennial celebration program at Port Glasgow, Monday afternoon and evening were, left to right: James A. McLean, Rodney, former warden of Elgin, whose grandfather, John McBride, was Aldborough’s first reeve; Edmund Ashton, deputy reeve of Aldborough; John Griffith, 86, Leamington, oldest native son at the celebration; Mrs. Oliver Auckland (nee Annie Stricker), Aged 93, born near Wardsville and now living in Windsor, who was given the prize for being the oldest native daughter at the celebration; Stuart Little, reeve of Aldborough and general chairman of the program; and Jack Bandeen, former reeve of Aldborough, who gave a very interesting historical sketch of the township. (Also see page 1, section 2.)”
Caption from St. Thomas Times-Journal on August 8, 1950, page one: “Southwold and Aldborough Centennials.”
1_293: “Truly a highlight at the Aldborough centennial at Port Glasgow, Monday afternoon was the exhibitions of Hungarian folk dancing given by the above group of New Canadians and children of New Canadians in the township. They responded to two encores. Left to right, front row, Isobel Toth, ten; and Sedonia Kovacs, eleven, who charmed spectators with the grace and precision; Second row, left to right: Anne Szako, Jean Balogh, Wilma Bartha, and Clara Vince; back row, left to right: Paul Kovacs, Albert Szabo, John Toth, Louis Varga. They danced to a special recording of Hungarian dance music.”
1_294: “Inter-Township Goodwill was shown at the Southwold and Aldborough centennial celebrations Sunday and Monday by the attendance of municipal representatives from other townships. Bayham was presented at both celebrations and on Monday afternoon at Port Glasgow a touch of the pioneer was injected by, left, Reeve Arba A. Johnson and Right, Harry L. Godwin, roads superintendent. They came all dressed up in high hats of a past are, with tick noses and classes, and later were referred toby C.D. Coyle, M.P from Straffordville, as “Modern Bayham Lambs.”