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Podcast Episode 58- Local Businesses

Posted on July 10, 2024

Early life in rural areas like Dunwich presented many risks, especially related to fire. Any uncontrolled flame could quickly become disastrous with only a dug well at hand if there […]

Veterans of Dutton Dunwich Histories Wanted

Posted on April 10, 2024

The West Elgin Genealogical & Historical Committee is compiling a new book with photographs, documents and histories of all veterans from the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich who served during The […]

Podcast Episode 55- Cholera

Posted on September 20, 2023

Cholera is a severe disease of the intestine caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium, which is found in food or water that have been contaminated by feces from a person […]

Podcast Episode 54- Honey & Honey Houses

Posted on September 6, 2023

*First, I would like to say that the information we cover in this episode is so small in comparison to the life of honeybees and their importance. Honeybees are very […]

Podcast Episode 52- Laundry & Hygiene Part 1

Posted on August 16, 2023

Before we talk about how the Early Settlers washed their clothes, we must first discuss their clothes. Settlers would have worn a few layers underneath their clothing – these layers […]

Podcast Episode 51- War Modernizing the Farm

Posted on August 2, 2023

In the conscription debate of 1917, farmers asked the Canadian Government to exempt their sons from conscription into the First World War. They rallied for their efforts to be acknowledged […]