Thursday, August 14, 2014

August meeting in Feversham

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm Feversham

Let's hope for good weather for the August meeting as we are hoping that we can have an enjoyable walk through the pretty village of Feversham.

The village of Feversham is located on part of L. 16, C.9 of Osprey Township in the headwaters of the Beaver River. Before the turn of the century, the river was quite rapid with a fall of about eight feet just below the village which led to the development of grist and sawmills. The village was named after an English gentleman, Lord Feversham, although it was originally called Hungry Hollow. In the 1850s Mr. Edward Horton Esq. laid out a portion of his property into lots and the village began to grow. 

Come and enjoy a walking tour of this quaint village with local historian, Jill Badgerow. Perhaps, she will tell us why it was called Hungry Hollow.

Coordinator: Frank Bassingthwaite 519.538.3661

Location: Take Hwy. 4 to Grey Rd 2, turn on to Wellington meet at the Feversham Park, 161 Wellington

Friday, July 18, 2014

July 2014 meeting - Potluck and speaker at the Baines' home

One week from today is the meeting. Let's hope we have a beautiful evening to enjoy the country setting for our meeting

Friday, July 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm Summer Picnic at the Baines Farm, Sydenham Township

Come for a 5:00 pm pot luck dinner to be followed by an interesting talk by Jack Morgan. Bring food to share, your dishes and cutlery and a lawn chair.

Our guest speaker will be Mr. Jack Morgan of the Bruce Trail Conservancy which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. Mr. Morgan will discuss the history of the Bruce Trail, in particular its land acquisitions here in Grey County. 

Cornelia and Andrew Baines have graciously agreed to host this meeting at their beautiful and historic Sydenham Township farm. 

photos from 2013 visit

Location: on the Strathaven Rd. south of the Derry Line, Fire # 557297 [from the north it will be on the left hand side -  house is back in from the road] Call 519.371.2429 if you get lost.