Remember that trip I took to the old abandoned town on New Years Eve when I almost turned around and abandoned mission? The one I’ve been posting about for the last week? How many finds am I up to now? Ya, I’ve lost track too.
Well this is one that I could access from the road so I got it on the way back home as the sun was setting and the fog was lifting.
As I was playing around with different lenses and angles I thought, this house looks familiar. Well sure enough, when I got home, it was a house that I had been trying to find in the area. It wasn’t really in the area that the original poster said it was but regardless I found it. As I did not have permission to enter the property and I do not have an RM map for this area, I cannot provide a history of the property.
Mr., born in Crewkerne, Somerset, England in 1884 came to Canada in 1902 and worked at Pilot Mound. In 1908 he moved to Glenboro but went back to England when the war started and as enlisted in the Royal Artillery for 5 years. While there he met and married his wife. They returned to Canada from Liverpool with their two children on March 27, 1925 upon the S.S. Montclair.
I can’t say for certain that they built this home but research tells me that after the sale of this property, it was mostly used as farm land and not a homstead.
Mr. & Mrs. & their children were active in their community and were members of the local Church of England.
The family fondly remembers Christmas Concert and picnics held by their school.
Their son worked for different local farmers in the area but when his father was no longer able to farm the homstead, he took over the farm in 1947.
The farm is now home to a new owners and his herd of cows.
On the property, there remains a lot of the old equipment, much of it overtaken by trees and barely visable.
Mr. died in 1984 at 100 years of age.