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Episode 18-Fleming Family

Posted on December 1, 2021

In 1796 James Fleming and his wife Barbara Windecker settled on Lot 6 1st Concession, broken front of what would become Aldborough Township, Elgin County.  Land on both sides of the Thames River were owned by Fleming descendants until 1871.   […]

Podcast Episode 17- Vanished Villages of Dunwich

Posted on November 24, 2021

Our first town, Burwell’s Corners, started with the family of the same name. Mahlon Burwell, first generation Canadian, became a surveyor in 1809 and was registrar of Middlesex by 1811. He lived […]

Podcast Episode 15 – Gardening in the Early Talbot Settlement

Posted on November 10, 2021

Inside this episode we will explore the gardens at Fairwood Farm in Wallacetown, dairy entries from Merinda Williams-Pearce, and Colonel Talbot the horticulturalist to give you an idea of early plants, trees, and vegetables of Dunwich and Aldborough townships.      […]

Podcast Episode 12: Basic Settler Tools

Posted on October 20, 2021

Potentially the most vital and multi use tool a settler would need was an axe. It had extensive everyday uses, ceremonial purposes and could be used as a weapon when needed. The […]

Weekend Highlights-September 25 & 26

Posted on September 23, 2021

Welcome back to Weekend Highlights! Hoping everyone’s week has gone great so far. Only two more days to go till the weekend! This upcoming weekend a very exciting event is […]

Podcast War of 1812 Part Two

Posted on August 18, 2021

Today our focus will be the key players in the War of 1812 from the Talbot Settlement.  Thomas Talbot  August 16 –On this date, American militia and some of their native […]