Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2011 Annual Dinner in Hanover - Mennonites of Grey County: Past and Present

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 5 p.m. Hanover
Our 44th Annual Dinner, at Hanover Missionary Church

Guest speaker: Dr. Marlene Epp Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo Mennonites of Grey County: Past and Present

5 p.m. Social hour - Displays
6 p.m. Dinner followed by  highlights of the past year and presentation of Grey County Historical Society Heritage Certificate of Recognition
7:30 p.m. Guest Speaker.

$25.00  advance tickets to be purchased by May 4, 2011.

Buffet Menu:
Scallop potatoes
Cabbage Salad
Homemade Sours: pickles and mustard
Homemade Bread & Butter
Assorted Homemade Pies

Directions: 628 11th Street Hanover

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Coordinator Contact: Paula Niall 519-372-0225

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.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Williamsford Pie Company

Do you like to eat pies? Do you make pies? Do you have a favourite recipe? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you should attend this week's meeting of the Grey County Historical Society.

Wednesday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. Williamsford -- Williamsford Pie Company

Visit the former Williamsford Hardware store, now the home of the famous Williamsford Pie Company. Have a tour of the historic building and a piece of Grey County's renowned local pie as local historian Bob Elliott spins tales of early days in Williamsford, and the history of the famous building.

Bring your old Grey County cookbooks and pie recipes for a good old fashioned pie recipe swap!

Directions: Highway 6 just south of Chatsworth