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Fallbrook Farm Heritage Site
Update 17


Friends of Fallbrook,

      Your founding board (Jim, Joan, Wayne and Sandy) wish to apologize for being so late in getting back to you. First, we trust that you all enjoyed a family holiday season and that all find health and satisfaction in the New Year. We also hope that all are able to weather the planetary financial crisis with as little damage as possible. For Fallbrook, our resolution is to advance to designation and begin renovation based on the Murison Report (Update no. 13 on the electricscotland website). We have begun fruitful discussions with the Credit Valley Conservation and are building a strong working relationship with the Ontario Heritage Trust. We shall begin our updates with the letters of support which have been sent to Mayor Richard Bennett and Halton Hills City Council and the Minister of Culture Aileen Carroll. So wet your appetite with these and a complete update will be forthcoming.

Sandy McKay   for the Founding Board Fallbrook Farm Historical Site ( McClure- McKay Home )

The pictures show the Kirkwood clan visiting their family burial plot at the Belfountain Cemetary. You see Donald McKay's great grandchildren Jim (captain's hat), Alan (red shirt), Marion Smeaton and Marion Kirkwood.

We wish also to acknowledge our appreciation to Alastair McIntyre of Electric Scotland for his unconditional support since november,2008 and his computer wizardry. A small community group like ours does not have the resources to accomplish what Alastair has. We now know how successful is the information he circulates.

 

Here is the support letter from Michiel Horn, Historian Emeritus, York University, renowned Canadian historian and my mentor during those formative years of social strife in the sixties. From whom I was first introduced to real history based on the significant struggles of the unsung heroes and communities.

In the Fallbrook Buggy picture taken in 1921  Donald McKay with the white beard beside his granddaughter aunt Rachel and her brother Kenneth Alexander. Donald's oldest, Sandy, is in the buggy. The bridge,a traditional highlander structure, was built by the McKay,s from stones recycled from the original mill. It is part of the Murison proposal for designation but its fate is uncertain.


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