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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Bermuda Edition

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Bermuda Edition

We are long overdue for some recipes from Bermuda so imagine my delight when I found these recipes in the back of the UCW book “Sailing Through Uncharted Seas.” The book was put out by the Maritime Conference UCW in 1987 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the UCW. I’ve really got to stop looking at recipes in the afternoon though, it’s a long time between now and supper when all you can think about is orange trifle. Here’s a photograph of an example of the two types of wedding cake mentioned in the recipe....

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Remembrance Day from the Archives

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Remembrance Day from the Archives

As we pause this week to remember our veterans, here are the names in their own writing of some of those who served. The following is from a register for those attending entertainment events for the troops put on by St. Andrew’s United Church (later to become St. Andrew’s and St. David’s United Church) in Saint John, NB on August 10,...

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A good catch!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

A good catch!

I was so excited when I came across this photograph that I just had to share. I can say that this is officially the first fishing photograph I have come across in the Archives. Looks like the guys are pretty pleased with their catch! This was a Tuxis event held by United Memorial Church in Halifax probably sometime in the 1920s or...

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Happy Halloween from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Halloween from the Archives!

I had to cheat a little bit, I’m not sure about other church archives but Halloween themed records and photographs are rather sparse here at the Maritime Conference Archives! Technically, the people in the photograph below are not celebrating Halloween but they are in costume so hopefully that counts. In fact, everyone is dressed up for an “old fashioned Sunday School picnic” at a Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) event, probably sometime around 1950. I can’t say for sure but I bet there was also some candy...

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Archives Recipe of the Month-The Apple Edition

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Apple Edition

Now that we’re a few days past Thanksgiving, hopefully our turkey hangovers have dissipated and we can start thinking about food again without feeling nauseous. The following recipes are from a cookbook put out by the Jost Unit of what was then Gordon Providence United Church in Bridgetown, N.S. There are a couple coffee dessert recipes thrown in for good measure too. As a little aside, the Nova Scotia Archives recently launched a web resource called “What’s Cooking: Food, Drink and the Pleasures of Eating in Old-Time Nova...

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

The following is a Thanksgiving sermon preached by J. Murdoch Fraser on October 14, 1957 for a radio broadcast. Rev. Fraser, who was born in Watervale, Pictou County, NS, graduated from Pine Hill Divinity Hall in 1940 and was ordained by Maritime Conference in that same year. He served at various pastoral charges in the Maritimes, retiring in 1968. Rev. Fraser passed away on December 11,...

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What’s on your bookshelf?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

What’s on your bookshelf?

Here’s a listing of some of the library books held by the Greenfield Presbyterian Church Sunday School between 1905 and 1908. This church eventually became Greenfield United Church which was part of the Florenceville Pastoral Charge in New Brunswick. Hopefully these were all returned at the time or that would be one large library fine to pay! Does anyone recognize any of the book...

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Banquet in Honor of Cycle Platoon, 1914

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Banquet in Honor of Cycle Platoon, 1914

After stumbling across this wonderful photograph, I was lucky enough to find a newspaper article which described the event. I love it when that happens! And yes, I know that makes me a nerdy archivist. The Presbyterian Witness Vol. LXVII, December 19, 1914 Farewell Banquet at Pine Hill A farewell banquet was given at the Presbyterian College, Pine Hill, Halifax, on Wednesday evening, of last week, to the members of the bicycle corps who are soon to leave for England to receive their training for service in the war in France. A number of these...

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Archives Recipe of the Month

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

Archives Recipe of the Month

You may have already noticed that I have a thing for cookbooks. It’s fun flipping through the pages and imagining a day when I actually have the ability to successfully pull off some of these dishes. One of the other great things about old cookbooks is the information they can tell us about a specific community and the people living within that community. Last year the Archives received this Community Cook Book which was compiled by the Ladies Aid of St. Andrew’s United Church of Lockeport, Nova Scotia in 1940. For those of you...

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A tale of two unions

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Archives Committee, Featured Congregations | 0 comments

A tale of two unions

June 10, 1925 was a big day in the history of The United Church of Canada and it was a big day for Lily Maynard and Morley Harvey as well! Lily Maynard, a registered nurse, and Morley Harvey, a farmer, were married at the groom’s home in Newport, Nova Scotia. Both Lily and Morley were Presbyterian but the minister who married them, William Ryan, was Methodist. This interdenominational set-up was fitting as June 10th was the day The United Church of Canada officially came into being. Perhaps this is the first United Church wedding...

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