Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bob Elliot shares stories about Williamsford

There was standing room only in the Williamsford Pie Company when members of the Grey County Historical Society met to hear Bob Elliot share stories of Williamsford.

The Williamsford Pie Company is in the former Hardware Store that was built in 1902. Three generations of Elliots ran the business with Bob being the last to do so. The building still has a post office. While we listened to Bob's stories, we could smell the pies baking. Williamsford sits on the townline between Sullivan Township and Holland Township (now part of the Municipality of Chatsworth). Both Townships have published two history books but they do not contain some of the stories of the area. Bob has a collection of photos that tell some of the community's history.
Bob & Carol Elliot

After Bob's talk, people had the opportunity to look at the old recipe books that some had brought to the meeting and of course, to sample some of the delicious fare made on the premise.

Wendy Fuller ringing up purchases.

Judy MacKinnon and Mary Northcott outside.

Photos courtesy Marguerite Caldwell.

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