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Thursday, July 24, 2014

..."we must enquire the way of strangers*." Not this time!

A'burgh town hall. Park, get gourmet nosh at PicnicPEC
Take shuttle to A-frame
Ameliasburgh's fine stone Town Hall,  the hub of the village since 1874, will once again be the centre of operations for the Purdy Picnic July 26th. Parking, a gourmet food truck, and a map and schedule of events (look for Brian) are all there.

PicnicPEC gourmet food truck
Trish will feed you well - Town Hall parking lot
As we've mentioned before, there is no entrance to Gibson Road for picnic-goers. Parking is at the Town Hall (take the Honda shuttle to the entrance to Gibson, from there it's a short walk to the A-frame).

Alternative parking is along Whitney Road, near the intersection with Gibson Road but you will have missed 'start' in your A-frame pilgrimage.

the 'Wilderness Gothic' church is part of the
Ameliasburgh Historical Museum

Stuff to do in Ameliasburgh:

Have a look at the church which inspired 'Wilderness Gothic'.

See if you can find the plaque marking the location of Owen Roblin's mill.

Drop in to Ameliasburgh's welcoming Purdy Library to see Purdy memorabilia and chat with friendly staff.

signage to Grove Cemetery and the millpond which
stars in 'In Search of Owen Roblin'

Take the turn down Purdy Street to Grove Cemetery and pay your respects to 'the Voice of the Land'.

Victoria Schoolhouse - Ameliasburgh Historical Museum

Visit Ameliasburgh's outstanding Historical Museum pioneer village.

There's even a meet of the Quinte Section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group going on near the museum, for those who love the nostalgia of beautiful old bikes. They're a friendly bunch and would welcome a drop-in.

the unprepossessing entrance to the A-frame property
And then...come by the Purdy A-frame. The readings and music will run from 1:00 to 4:00. You are welcome any time after 11:00 AM.

* from The Country North of Belleville - Al Purdy. First published in The Cariboo Horses (1965)

1 comment:

  1. Once you get through initial "I know what's best" attitude of the manager of NY events, you will agree that - he DOES know what's best, and he does not treat you like just some paycheck.