Scrapbook Two – Page Seven

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding announcements, births, death notices, obits, obituaries, engagement announcements as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier, Chebucto, Windsor Junction, Ostrea Lake etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon or “wedding trip” traveling outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂

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1949

Baker – Harpell

West Jeddore, Oct. 8 — West Jeddore Baptist Church was the scene of a beautiful wedding recently when Rev. Blois Crawford united in marriage Barbara Grace, eldest daughter of Fred Harpell, and John Judson Baker, son of Ira baker and the late Mrs. Baker.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was charming in a floor-length gown of white satin with lace yoke fashioned with long sleeves coming to points over the wrists, having the full skirt caught up with lily-of-the-valley. Her headdress was a full-length veil with halo of seed pearls. She carried a shower bouquet of red roses and white gladioli and wore a single strand of pearls with matching earrings.

Mrs. Anthony Slade was matron of honor and wore a blue taffeta gown with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Alice Wright was bridesmaid and wore pink nylon and lace with matching headdress and gloves and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses.

Little Ann Elizabeth Crawford was flower girl and wore mauve and yellow and carried a basket of yellow roses. Mrs. Blois Crawford was the soloist and sang ” O Perfect Love” during the signing of the register. Miss Ramona Maskell was the organist.

The groom’s brother, Donald Baker, was best man, and the ushers were William Kent and Ralph Baker.

A reception for about 200 guests was held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Crawford. The bride’s table was centred with a traditional three-tier wedding cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Baker will reside in Halifax.

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Bartlett – Bell

New Glasgow, June 22 — A wedding of much interest to friends throughout the Province was solemnized in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 6 o’clock Saturday evening, when Mary Carr Bell, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Bell, was united in marriage to Edward Bartlett, son of Rev. J. W. Bartlett of Windsor. The church was beautifully decorated with Nova Scotia wild flowers. The bride entered on the arm of her father, looking charming in a gown of ivory satin and chantilly lace with conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bridal bouquet of white Easter lilies. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. John Service, assisted by the groom’s father, Rev. Mr. Bartlett. Miss Ann Bell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was gowned in pink chiffon with a picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink snap dragon. Harry Bartlett, brother of the groom, was best man; and Earl Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith, was page. The bride’s mother wore a figured chiffon gown with corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas and black lace hat. Mrs. Bartlett wore a gown of mauve chiffon, with a corsage of mauve sweet peas. During the signing of the register, Miss Catherine Chisolm, sang, ” O, promise me.” The wedding march was played by W. J. Graham, organist of St. Andrew’s Church. Arthur Douglas and William Outhit were the ushers.

Following the wedding a reception was held at the bride’s home on Temperance Street, Mrs. Oliver Ross and Mrs. H. B. McCulloch presided at the tea table, with the following assisting in the serving: Misses K. Cotter, Helen Ross, Jean Cumming, Florence Graham, New Glasgow; Mollie Fulton, Stewiacke; Mrs. I. B. Fownes, New Glasgow. The happy couple left on a wedding tour of the Maritimes after which they will reside for three months in Ottawa, returning to take up residence in Halifax.

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August 8

Bowser – Kent

The Rev. L. R. Bent officiated at the marriage, at St. George’s church, Ostrea Lake, on August 8th, of Ada Belle Kent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kent, of Pleasant Point, and John Bowser, son of Capt. and Mrs. Isaac Bowser, of Ostrea Lake. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked very charming in a gown of white silk, with conventional veil. The altar had been decorated for the occasion by the Sanctuary Guild. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents. The valuable collection of wedding presents showed the high esteem in which the young people were held. Mr. and Mrs. Bowser will reside at Ostrea Lake.

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January 1

Bowser – Trott

Halifax, January 7. — Owing to a recent bereavement in the bride’s family a quiet marriage took place at St. George’s church, Ostrea Lake, January 1st, Rev. L. R. Bent officiating, when Edythe B. Bowser, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bowser, Ostrea Lake, and Edward A. Trott, E. R. A., of R. N. C. V. R. of Port Mouton, were united in matrimony.

Miss Bowser, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white silk with veil and wreath. Miss Edna Williams presided at the organ. After the ceremony a wedding lunch was served at the bride’s home. The following day Mr. and Mrs. Trott left for their future home at Port Mouton village, where the bride has been a general favorite.

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Bryan – Kirby

A very pretty wedding was solemnized Monday evening at the home of Rev. Dr. H, Wigle, the principals being G. H. Bryan, R. C. A., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bryan, of Silver Sands, and Gladys Kirby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirby, 244 Maynard street. The bride, who was unattended, looked very charming in white satin and hat in keeping, and carried a bouquet of gladiolas. After the ceremony supper was served at the home of the bride, after which the happy couple left with the parents of the bridegroom, with whom they will spend their honeymoon at Silver Sands. On their return they will reside with the bride’s parents.

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Travels North

Mrs. James W. B. Cox

Formerly Miss Anne C. Burke who will leave today for Labrador to join her husband who is doing research there for The National Fish Company. Mr. and Mrs. Cox will return to the City in about a month.

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1934

Cox – Burke

The wedding took place in St. John’s United Church last Thursday, with Rev. Pue-Gilchrist officiating, of Miss Anne Catherine Burke, daughter of Mrs. Annie Burke, and James W. B. Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cox, 165 Oxford Street.

The bride who was unattended, looked very charming in a beige swagger suit with brown hat and accessories to match and wore a corsage of yellow tea roses.

Mr. Schaefer, organist of the church, presided at the organ for the ceremony.

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September 1941

Crawford – Kent

At the parsonage, Rev. G. S. Vincent, pastor of the West End Baptist Church, Halifax, recently united in marriage, Harry Blois, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Crawford, Gibraltar, Nova Scotia, and Edna Beatrice, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kent, Pleasant Point. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate relatives. The bride was gowned in delft blue crepe, with navy accessories. The couple were unattended.

Following a brief honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Crawford will take up residence at Port Hilford, Guysboro County, where the groom holds a pastorate under the United Baptist Home Mission Board.

Both bride and groom are graduates of the Toronto Bible College, Toronto, and the best wishes of friends in Upper Canada and the Maritimes follow this young couple in their chosen work.

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1935

Doyle – Kent

A quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized last Friday afternoon at the manse. 111 Windsor Street, when Bertha Augusta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Kent of Pleasant Point, was united in marriage to Edmund George, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Doyle of West Jeddore, Rev. Neil MacLean officiating.

The bride looked charming in a gown of delph blue rough crepe with accessories of grey. Bothe bride and groom were unattended.

Following the ceremony the happy young couple left for West Jeddore where they will reside. the bride wearing for travelling a smart swagger suit of blue silvertone.

Many and sincere will be the felicitations as the bride and groom enjoy the regard of a wide circle of friends. proof of whose esteem is shown in the collection of wedding gifts received. there being a large number of gifts both beautiful and useful.

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Gaetz – Bowser

A very pretty wedding took place recently in St. George’s Church, Ostrea Lake, when Agnes Lorraine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser, Pleasant Point, became the bride of Frederick William, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gaetz, Seaforth. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. E. Kingsbury. The bridal couple stood beneath an arch of evergreen, trimmed with white bells and streamers.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage, to the music of the bridal chorus played by Mrs. Norman Kent. She wore a gown of ivory satin with chantilly lace yoke, and leg of mutton sleeves. She wore a long veil trimmed with orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and fern.

During the signing of the register the congregation sang ” The Voice That Breathed O’er Eden.” The couple were unattended. The witnesses were Miss Ivy Bowser, sister of the bride, and Allen Gaetz, brother of the groom. The ushers were Harold Kent, uncle of the bride and Roy Conrad, cousin of the groom.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s home where friends and relatives of the happy couple gathered to shower them with good wishes. Refreshments were served to about 85 guests by the bride’s mother, assisted by Mrs. Harvey Gaetz, mother of the groom, Mrs. Isaac Bowser and Mrs. Samuel Kent, grandmothers of the bride. Others serving were Mr. and Mrs. George Slaunwhite, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kent, Mrs. Borden Kent, Mrs. Wilson Bowser, Ivy bowser and Arthur Dooks. The happy couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts. They will reside in Seaforth.

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September 28 1932

Graham – Kent

A quiet but very wedding took place at half-past eight on Wednesday evening, September 28th, at the manse of St. James Church, Dartmouth, when Rev. J. McDonald officiated at the marriage of Eressa Beulah, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Kent of Ostrea Lake, and Wallace Albert Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Graham, of Three Fathom Harbor.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Hugh Kent, wore a pretty gown of blue flowered chiffon, and was attended by her sister, Miss Rita Kent, who wore blue silk flat crepe. Gordon Leslie of Three Fathom Harbor attended as best man.

Followed by the best wishes of their many friends, the young couple left on a short wedding trip and will take up residence at Three Fathom Harbor.

*** The registration for this marriage found on Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics lists Wallace’s father as Lemuel Graham rather than Samuel. You can see it here:

https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com/ItemView.aspx?ImageFile=67-457&Event=marriage&ID=210557

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Bartlett – Bell

New Glasgow, June 22 — A wedding of much interest to friends throughout the Province was solemnized in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 6 o’clock Saturday evening when Mary Care Bell, eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Bell, was united in marriage to Edward Bartlett, son of Rev. J. W. Bartlett, of Windsor. The church was beautifully decorated with Nova Scotia wild flowers. The bride entered, on the arm of her father, looking charming in a gown of ivory satin and chantilly lace with conventional veil and orange blossoms. She carried a bridal bouquet of white Easter lilies. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. John Service, assisted by the groom’s father Rev. Mr. Bartlett. Miss Ann Bell, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She was gowned in pink chiffon with a picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink snap dragon. Harry Bartlett, brother of the groom, was best man; Earl Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith of Halifax was page. The bride’s mother wore a figured chiffon gown with corsage bouquet of pink sweet peas and black lace hat. Mrs. Bartlett wore a gown of mauve chiffon, with corsage of mauve sweet peas. During the signing of the register, Miss Catherine Chisholm, sang ” O, Promise Me.” The wedding march was played by Mrs. W. J. Graham, organist of St. Andrew’s Church. Arthur Douglas and William Outhit were the ushers.

Following the wedding a reception was held at the bride’s home on Temperance Street. Mrs. Oliver Ross and Mrs. H. B. McCulloch, presided at the tea table, with the following assisting in the serving; Misses K. Cotter, Helen Ross, Jean Cumming, Florence Graham, New Glasgow; Mollie Fulton, Stewiacke; Mrs. I. B. Fownes, New Glasgow. The happy couple left on a wedding tour of thee Maritimes after which they will reside for three months in Ottawa, returning to take up residence in Halifax.

Harrison – Edward

At half past one o’clock this afternoon, Christ Church, Guysborough, was the scene of a very pretty wedding and one in which much interest was felt in Halifax, the principals in the ceremony, being Marguerite Marion, daughter of the Rector of the Church, Rev. D. Edwards, who performed the ceremony and Mrs. Edwards, of Guysborough and William Carl, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, of New Waterford, a graduate in Arts of Dalhousie University, in the class of ’27. The bride’s father was formerly in charge of the church at Eastern Passage, and the family are well known in Halifax, here they have many friends. Many have been the felicitations and more tangible tokens of affection which have found their way to the Rectory of Guysborough.

For the occasion the church wore a festal dress of summer flowers, the organist being present and playing the wedding marches, and the building was thronged with friends.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Armitago Edwards, and very lovely she looked in a gown of eggshell lace, worn with large picture hat of the same color, her bouquet being a shower bouquet of Talisman roses.

Bride and Groom were unattended.

The ceremony was followed by a buffet luncheon served at the Rectory, and later Mr. and Mrs. Harrison let for a motor trip to Montreal and Ottawa, the bride wearing an exceedingly smart black and white ensemble suit. At the conclusion of the wedding trip they will take up their residence in New Waterford, where a warm welcome awaits them.

The collection of wedding gifts was a large, varied and valuable one, including silver, fine china, cut glass, linen, etc. Shortly before Miss Edwards left for Guysborough, a round of parties were given in her honor, and she was tendered several showers, one by her associates of the staff of the Imperial Oil Company, and the other by Mrs. Ward, The Westminster Apartments.

Among out-of-town guests present at the wedding were Mr.. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, of New Waterford, parents of the groom; Mrs. C. H. Nesbitt, of Ottawa, a sister of the bride; Miss Emma Reid and William Reid, of Westville.

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February 17 1931

Hilchey – Mason

Rev. J. H. Freestone, pastor of the Brunswick Street Church, officiated at the marriage  on the evening of Tuesday, February 17, of Gertrude Catherine, daughter of Mrs. James Mason, of this city, and Carl Colburne, a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hilchey, of Mooseland. The bride looked charming in a gown of blue crepe, with accessories in keeping, her bouquet being a corsage bouquet of roses, freesia, and maidenhair fern. Mr. and Mrs. Hilchey who have the best wishes of a host of friends, will make their home at 5 1-2 Parker street.

1937

Dapp – Prest

A quiet wedding took place at Grimsby Beach, Ontario, recently, when the Rev. A. C. Eddy united in marriage Effie Blanch Millar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Prest, of Moose River and Charles Frederick Dapp, of Long Island, New York. The bride looked charming in an embroidered navy marquisette gown, with which she wore a white sharkskin coat and accessories to correspond.

After visiting with the bride’s sisters, Mrs. John Doherty of Windsor, Ontario, and Mrs. Henry Robinson of Holiday Haven, Grimsby Beach, the happy couple will leave by way of Niagara Falls, for Long Island where they will reside.

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July 1942

Howatt – Prest

Miss Nita Pearl Prest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Archibald Prest, of Mahone Bay, became the bride of Vernon G. Howatt, son of Mrs. Howatt, of Cape Traverse, P.E.I., at a quiet ceremony in Grace United manse last evening at 8 o’clock, Rev. G. B. Pickering officiating.

The bride wore a pale rose street length redingote dress with matching hat, while accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ernst, of Dartmouth. The bride’s parents were present at the ceremony.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Howatt left on a trip to Prince Edward Island. The groom is employed as teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth. Before her marriage, the bride was employed on the nursing staff of the Dawson Memorial Hospital, Bridgewater. She is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Hospital, Woodside. Included among the lovely gifts they received, was a chest of flat silver from the bank staff.

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October 14 1924

Keating – Hollett

A pretty wedding was solemnized Tuesday morning, Oct. 14th, when Lora M. Hollett and Colin E. Keating, of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, 19 Yukon street. Rev. W. J. Dean officiated. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left on a trip to the Valley. The collection of wedding gifts was large consisting of silver, cut glass, etc., including a chest of silver from the bride’s co-workers at the head office of the Maritime Telephone and Telegraph company, a mahogany parlor clock from the staff of Kelly’s Ltd., where the groom is employed; also a dinner set from the choir of Charles street church. Mr. and Mrs. Keating will make their home in the city.

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Kent – Bean

The wedding of Miss Mildred Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Bean, of 21 Huntoon street, Dorchester, Mass., to Sidney L. Kent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Kent, of Pleasant Point, N. S., took place in Blaney Memorial Church, Dorchester. The ceremony was performed by the pastor, Rev. Eugene D. Dolloff, more than 175 relative and friends were present. There was an informal reception in the church parlors. The bride was attended by Miss Barbara Baily, of Dorchester. The bride’s sister, Dorothy was flower girl. The bride’s brother, Earl, supported the groom, and the ushers included the bride’s uncle, Frank Joslin, of Needham, Welton Brown, of Dorchester, Phillip Bannister, of Dorchester and Robert Horner, of Milton. After a trip to Montreal, Toronto and New York, Mr. and Mrs. Kent are to make their home at 21 Huntoon street, Dorchester.

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Dolores Prest – Canada’s Shirley Temple

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Dolores Prest, four-year-old entertainer, known as Winnipeg’s own Shirley Temple, who, during the past winter season, has frequently volunteered her services for the pleasure of inmates of the Institute for the Blind, at Deer Lodge hospital, for returned soldiers, the Fresh Air Camp fund, the Children’s Home and Knowles Home, with songs, tap dances and impersonations.

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Latest Find

Two Sisters From Winnipeg Now Appearing in Hollywood

Hollywood’s latest find is a petite, blue-eyed blonde Winnepeg child, Pattie Ann Prest, who finished her first role in the film capital this week. The daughter of Corp. and Mrs. Rodney Prest, former residents of this city, she arrived in the south a few months ago and was immediately spotted by movie directors.

She has a prominent part in her first picture, Boss of Big Town, which stars John Lite and Florence Rice in the adult leads.

The director of the film was so pleased with her performance, he has signed an option with her for three additional pictures.

Patie’s elder sister, Dolores, is known to Winnipeg audiences, having appeared here at the beacon and at the Cave. Chosen by Major Bowes as an outstanding dancer and singer, she appeared with his troupe twice and was selected as Winnipeg’s Shirley Temple in a contest some years ago.

Mrs. Prest left Winnipeg for her first trip to Hollywood in 1937. At that time Dolores appeared in several movies and won a scholarship at a Los Angeles dancing school.

She was scheduled to take a screen test this week, but broke her wrist while practising at home for an appearance with Bob Crosby’s orchestra.

Corporal Prest is attending officers’ college in England, at present, and expects to receive his commission at Christmas.

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1937

Winnipeg Girl Enters movies

Winnipeg, Jan. 11 — (CP) Dolores Prest, curly golden-haired daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Prest, young Winnipeg couple, seems destined for a career in the movies. Dolores is five years of age and at present is working in the new movie, Radio City Revels.

Mrs. Prest, once a toe dancer, is in Hollywood with her daughter. The mother taught the girl the toe dancing at which she is very capable.

When Dolores first went to the movie capital she was given an opportunity of appearing before a crowd of stars in a prominent restaurant. Her career started then, and when the picture she is working in now is completed, Dolores will have two more to make.

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Making Her Movie Debut

A news despatch from Winnipeg yesterday told of Dolores Prest, five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Prest, Winnipeg, making her debut in the movie world. The curly golden-haired lass is working in the new picture, Radio City Revels.

The child’s father is a native of Halifax County and is known by man(y) friends here. He was born at Mooseland. Mrs. Samuel Kent, Moran Street, Halifax, is a grandaunt of the child movie star.

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Friday April 4 1941

Youthful Entertainers Score Smashing Hit In Sixth Search For Talent Show

Applause for the News-Herald’s sixth ” Search for Talent” show at the Orpheum Theatre Friday night was terrific.

“These people are young, new to the stage; your applause means a lot to them,” said master of ceremonies Alan Young of CKMO, over which station the show was broadcast.

But that was not the reason the audience applauded. Their clapping was a spontaneous tribute to four splendid acts.

The show was opened by Pat Atherton, 15, and Martin Gray, 13, singing “Keep on Hoping” and then Brahm’s “Lullaby.”

Pat sang alto, Martin soprano. Both of them sang like angels, and in the white spot light, looked rather like angels too.

There was no need to ask for applause.

The second act was a vivid contrast. Dolores Prest, eight years old and four feet high, came on like a miniature edition of Betty Grable in the film ” Down Argentina Way.”

She wore a spectacular South American costume of gold and red frills and sang two lilting south American songs, ending with a fast, intricate tap dance.

Irma Lawrence, 17-year-old coloratura soprano, in a youthful evening gown and with flowers in her hair, had the same young charm as Deanna Durbin, as well as a very similar voice.

The final number was given by Leonard Gibson, 13-year-old negro tap dancer.

His dance was ingenious and versatile and, like the three acts preceding it, won applause on its own merits.

Slingsby Norman, whose rich tenor voice won last week’s contest, was presented with a Bulova watch and sang again his winning number, “Lords of the Air.”

But the show, high though its standard, was stolen by Winston, the magnificient pure-bred bulldog presented by CKMO as a prize for the best 20-word reason for subscribing to the Canadian War Services Fund.

To the strains of “There’ll Always Be An England,” Winston came onto the stage a little bashfully, led by an usherette.

His bashfulness was due to his reluctance to leave CKMO’s station manager, Roy Wright, who finally had to come to the microphone with him.

Alan Young asked him to say a few words and Winston responded at the precise moment with three short,engaging barks.

In his exit the usherette was led out by Winston, at a very rapid pace.

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Artists From Detroit Come To The Beacon

Three high class acts from the Century theatre, Detroit, and two popular local artists will be seen on the Beacon stage for the week commencing today. The visitors include Zang and Todd, an eccentric comedy duo, offering new items in the way of knockabout fun. Ken Spencer and his doll, “Jerry, is a ventriloquist who has been successful on American vaudeville circuits. Les Fields, singing and dancing master of ceremonies, will handle the stage show.

As the policy at the Beacon theatre is to give local entertainers every possible opportunity, Manager Pacey presents this week Dolores Prest, song and dance artist, and Alex jardine, baritone. Both have made many friends by their clever work in the city and should be heartily welcomed at the Beacon. Bill Moore and the Beacon band will provide new musical numbers.

Screen features today, Monday and Tuesday will be the comedy, ” The Ghost Goes West,” starring Robert Donat and Eugene Pallette, and ” It’s a Great Life,” with Chic Sale and Baby LeRoy.

Gladys Swarthout and Jan Kiepura will be heard in their delightful musical, ” Give Us This Night,” on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The added feature will be ” The Farmer in the Dell.” The Beacon will hold the usual Sunday midnight show.

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Beacon

Professional Vaudeville from Detroit

Zang & Todd, Kenneth Spencer & Jerry, Les Fields, Dolores Prest

Beacon Band, 2 feature Screen Hits

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Air Conditioned Beacon

Stage and Screen Show de Luxe

6 All Star Acts

Professional Vaudeville from Detroit

Zang & Todd

Les Fields

Ken Spencer

Alex Johnson

Dolores Prest

Beacon Band

2 Big Screen hits

Robert Donat with Jean Parker in “The Ghost Goes West” Awarded 4 Stars in “Liberty”

Chic Sale – Baby LeRoy “It’s A Great Life”

Adults to 6 P.M. ( Adult) ….. 15c

Sunday Midnight Show Stage and Screen as Above

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April 4 1941

Vancouver News-Herald

News-Herald Contest at Orpheum Tonight

Youthful Entertainers Feature Sixth ” Search For Talent” Show

It is a youthful but very talented group that will feature tonight in the News-Herald’s sixth “Search For Talent” show.

At 8:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre and over station CKMO Alan Young, master of ceremonies, will present the first act – 8-year-old Dolores Prest.

In a picturesque gold and red costume this small girl ( she is exactly four feet high) will do an intricate song and tap routine to the music of ” Down Argentine Way.”

Dolores has been singing and dancing since she was a little more than two years old, and the dance she will do tonight is her favorite number.

Two young boys with perfectly matched soprano voices will sing Brahm’s “Lullaby” and ” Keep on Hoping.”

Choir Members

The boys, Pat Atherton, 15, and Martin Gray, 14, are members of the choir at the Cathedral of the Holy Rosary.

They began singing together about six months ago when they were chosen to sing duets because their voices blended so beautifully.

Third act will be a spectacular tap dance by Leonard Gibson, 13-year-old colored boy with an ambition to become a second Bill Robinson.

Len says he has never had a lesson but he has watched a lot of other people tap.

In His Bones

He has been dancing since he was three and believes he has rhythm in his bones.

Irma Lawrence, 17, a youthful soprano with a high, rich clear voice will provide the last act.

She has chosen to sing ” Il Bacchio” and “An Appola.”

Slingsby Norman, dramatic tenor who won last week’s contest will sing again.

Pictures by Jerome’s Studio and Alfred Knight

Stars of this week’s ” Search For Talent” show are (top left) Dolores Prest, eight-year-old rhumba dancer; (top right) Len Gibson, tap-dancer; (bottom left) Irma Lawrence, soprano; (bottom right) Pat Atherton and Martin Gray, soprano duet.

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Talent Stars Given Big Hand At Orpheum

Stars of Friday’s ” Search For talent” show ( from left to right) Pat Atherton, Martin Gray, Delores Prest, Irma Lawrence, Len Gibson and ( seated) Winston – English bulldog presented by station CKMO for the War Services Fund contest – who stole the show.

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November 14 1950

A. E. Prest

Addington E. Prest, well known resident of Mooseland, Halifax County, died yesterday at Sheet Harbor Hospital. A retired C. N. R. roundhouse foreman, mr. Prest was 81.

Born at Mooslenad, he went to western Canada, during early manhood, where he joined the Canadian National railway. He retired 10 years ago and returned to his birthplace.

Surviving are his wife, Effie, and one son, Roderick, Hollywood, California. Also one sister, mrs. Lorena Kent, 11 Moran Street, Halifax. A granddaughter, miss Patricia Prest, appeared in the motion picture ” Lassie Come Home.”

Funeral Services will be held from his home at Mooseland Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the family lot at Mooseland.

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May 18 1951

Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest

Middle Musquodoboit, may 20 — Mrs. Effie Catherine Prest, widow of Addington E. Prest, of Mooseland, Halifax County, died in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital Friday. She was 73.

She was the former Effie MacIsaac, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James MacIsaac, Moose River Mines.

For a time she lived in the Canadian West but had spent the last several years in Mooseland.

Surviving are a son, Roderick, Hollywood, Calif., and a sister Lena, in California. Her Husband died last November.

A granddaughter, Patsy Prest, took part in the movie ” Lassie Come Home” and another granddaughter, Delores prest, is associated with the movies as a dancer.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at the house with the service beginning at 2:30 p.m., ADT. Interment will be in the family lot in Mooseland.

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James MacIsaac Dies In Winnipeg

After an illness of about three weeks, James MacIsaac died early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. E. Prest, 10 Einarson avenue, at the age of 89 years. Mr. MacIsaac was a native of Cape Breton, N. S., and came west with his wife in 1914. He is survived  by his widow, two sons, Roderick, of Bladworth, Sask., and James, of San Bernandino, Cal., and three daughters, Mrs. Forshhner, of Homeville Station, N. S.; Mrs. R. T. Prout, of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. A. E. Prest of Winnipeg.

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James MacIsaac

After suffering from a serious illness for three weeks, James MacIsaac died at 4.30 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, 10 Einarson avenue. Mr. MacIsaac, who was a native of Cape breton was in his ninetieth year.

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Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs

The first page of photographs were found inside the pages of Laurena ( nee Prest ) Kent’s scrapbooks. Any help in identifying the people pictured would be immensely appreciated please!

Possible family names include:

Prest, Kent, Hilchey, Hilchie, White, McIsaac

Possible locations include:

Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Halifax, Tangiers, Pleasant Point

The rest of the photographs are part of my immediate family’s collection.

More Nova Scotia Family Photographs can be found here:

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 1

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 2

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 3

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 4

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 5

Vintage Nova Scotia Post Cards Ralph Blakeney – Page 6

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 7

Vintage Nova Scotia Family Photographs – Page 8

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Scrapbook dated 1908
Scrapbook dated 1908

Please leave a comment or send us an email if you know the dates of when, the names of the people or where these photographs were taken. Thank you! 🙂

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, death notices, obituaries as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier, Chebucto, Windsor Junction, Ostrea Lake etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon traveling outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

Scrapbook Two – Page Six

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nine

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Scrapbook Two – Page Eleven

Scrapbook Two – Page Twelve

Scrapbook Two – Page Thirteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fourteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Fifteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Sixteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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Lay-Reader Who Will Study For Ministry Receives Gift, Address

A very inspiring service was held in St. Matthias’ Church on Sunday evening, when the Licensed Lay-Reader, Harry St. C. Hilchey, B. A., preached a farewell sermon to a large congregation. Mr. Hilchey who is 19 years of age, received his B. A. degree at Dalhousie last Spring, and left Monday morning for Toronto where he will study for the sacred ministry at Wycliffe College.

At the close of the service the Rector, Rev. Edward Morris, spoke very feelingly of the affection that existed between Mr. Hilchey and himself and said it was one of the happiest moments of his ministry in St. Matthias’, that Harry Hilchey was going with great promise. to enter the ministry. Then on behalf of the corporation and congregation the Rector read the following address and presented Mr. Hilchey with a substantial purse.

To Mr. Harry St. C. Clair Hilchey, B. A.,

We, the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Congregation of St. Matthias’ Church, Halifax, N. S., wish to express our sincere interest in the work you are about to undertake as you leave this parish and Halifax to enter Wycliffe College, Toronto, to study and prepare for the sacred ministry.

We assure you that you will be constantly in our thoughts and our prayers. Your presence and your help in the church’s services will be greatly missed. But we are happy that you, one of St. Matthias’ young men have been called to this high and noble purpose. We have every confidence that with the opportunity you have before you, your present intellectual ability, and, most of all your spiritual experience, that a useful and blessed life can be spent in the Master’s service.

We shall always be glad to hear from you, and shall anxiously look forward to the time when you can again return to your home church. On behalf of the Rector, Wardens, Vestry and Congregation, I ask you to accept this purse as a token of our sincere and prayerful interest in your future.

Edward Morris, Pastor

H. C. Legg, C. F. Publicover, Wardens

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September 15 1926

Walker – Richards

Wedding Bells

 Christ Church was the scene of a pretty and interesting event at 6:30 on Wednesday, when Miss margaret Anna Walker and Guy S. Richards, both of Dartmouth, were married, Rev. Noel Wilcox, rector of Christ Church officiating. Both bride and groom are popular and a large number of friends of both were present at the ceremony.

The bride looked very pretty wearing a navy suit of poiret twill, gray hat and squirrel neck piece and she carried a bouquet of roses and sweet peas. She was given away by her brother-in-law, R. J. Gray. Mrs. Walter Topple sang ” O Perfect Love.”

Mr. and Mrs. Richards were the recipients of a large collection of gifts including a cheque from the firm of Teasdale Bros., where the groom works and a cabinet of community silverware from the staff of the same firm.

The bride was the guest of honor at several showers during the past few weeks, one of the jolliest being that given by her girl friends at the head office in the Bank of Nova Scotia. It was arranged by Miss Wolf, Windmill road, on behalf of the staff.

Another pleasant shower was that arranged by Mrs. R. J. Gray, sister of the bride at her home, Pleasant Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards are enjoying a trip through the Province and upon their return will reside at 79 Tulip street.

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August 19 1939

S. B. Maskell

Word has been received in Halifax of the death of Sydney Burchell Maskell, of the engine room staff of the cabel ship Lord Kelvin, at Tralee Hospital, Tralee, Ireland, August 19. Mr. Maskell, well-known in Halifax, was 39 years of age. The Lord Kelvin is at present detailed to cable repair work on the Irish coast. Mr. Maskell was stricken with pneumonia there and later suffered a relapse from which he died. He was born at West Jeddore and later came to Halifax with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Maskell, who reside at 498 Robie Street. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, formerly Eva Newbury, 152 Robie Street, two daughters, Mrs. Alex Wilson, Halifax, and Evelyn, at home; two sons, Ralph and Sydney, one sister, Iona, two brothers, Cecil of the Imperial Oil tanker Vancolite, and Lindsay, at home and one grandson, James Wilson, Halifax. The deceased was interested in schooner racing and frequently sailed with Captain Angus Walters on the Bluenose. He was a figure skater of note also, although in the past few years time did not permit him to participate in this activity. The body will be brought to Halifax for burial.

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August 29

Dies In Ireland

News of the death of Sydney Burchell Maskell, above, of the engine room staff of the cable ship Lord Kelvin, which occurred following an attack of pneumonia at Tralee Hospital, Tralee, Ireland, was received with regret by many friends in Halifax and vicinity. His body will be brought back to Halifax for burial.

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Our Birthday Book

April 29 — You are shrewd, decisive, and positive, yet very cautious. Sometimes people take advantage of you. You have a sympathetic and sensitive nature and are easily offended. Beware of jealousy in your love affairs, and learn to “give and take” as you go through life. You will travel a lot.

Your birth-stone is a diamond, which means innocence.

Your flower is a daisy.

Your lucky colors are red and yellow.

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Cook –Born April 23rd to Mr. and Mrs. Walter D. Cook ( Jean Prest ) at the Musquodoboit Valley Hospital, a baby girl, Geraldine Violet, weight 9 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Births

1950

Kent — Mr. and Mrs. Borden Kent, Westphal, are happy to announce the birth of a daughter on May 9, 1950, at the Grace Maternity Hospital. Weight nine pounds five ounces.

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Real Goodfellows!

Among those who have been doing splendid work at the Goodfellows Club Headquarters in the Reardon Building on Duke street during the past few weeks, are four boys whose services have been highly appreciated by those in charge. They are: George C. Thompson ( below), Rody Kent, both Patrol Leaders of the 17th Halifax Scouts, Gordon Thompson, of the same troop, and George Finlay ( all above). They have been on the job steadily and have rendered wonderful assistance in the preparation of the parcels, which are being delivered to about 5,000 children.

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June Wedding — Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McGuire of Windsor Junction, Halifax County, have announced the forthcoming marriage of their only daughter, Nellie Marie, to Eric MacDonald Curry of Bedford. The wedding will take place June 1.

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Marry In Dartmouth

Mr. and Mrs. Vervon G. Howatt were married quietly in Grace United manse Wednesday evening. The bride is the former Nita Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Archibald Prest of Mahone Bay, and the groom is a son of Mrs. Howatt and the late Melbourne Howatt of Cape Traverse, P. E. I., and is a teller in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Dartmouth. Photo by R. Allen Benjamin).

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Gold Medals for High School Boys

Prizes for gentlemanly conduct were given in several schools, the pupils themselves making their own selections. The following were the successful winners:

Roderick Kent, Chebucto School.

Clarence Gillis, Alexandra.

Burnett Ralston, Morris street.

This splendid idea we trust will be fostered by our club.

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Kent – McGregor

A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Saturday evening, Sept. 11, at the West Jeddore Baptist church, when Gertrude Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman McGregor became the bride of Harold Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Kent of Pleasant Point.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. Graham of Musquodoboit Harbor.

The church was beautifully decorated for the occasion with an arch of flowers, white streamers and bells. White ribbon bows distinguished the reserved pews.

To the strains of the wedding march rendered by Mrs. Stewart Williams, the bride entered the church on the arm of her father, by whom she was given in marriage, looking lovely in a gown of white satin on princess lines, with conventional veil and orange blossoms, and carrying a shower bouquet of carnations, sweet peas and maiden-hair fern.

She was attended by Winnie Kent, sister of the groom, wearing a gown of pale blue flowered silk crepe, with white accessories and carrying an arm bouquet of gladiolas and maiden-hair fern.

Phyllis McGregor, youngest sister of the bride, was flower girl, dressed in a pale yellow organdy and carrying a basket of ” Bride and Grooms.” William Bonn, cousin of the bride, was groomsman.

Sang Solo

The ushers were, Clifford Kent, Walter Blakeney and Gerald Dooks. During the signing of the register Mrs. Harris Blakeney rendered the solo, ” God will take care of you.”

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents. A dainty luncheon was served by the hostess assisted by the bride’s mother, Mrs. Norman McGregor, Opal Bonn, Adella Blakeney, Helen McGregor, Winnie Kent and Mrs. Hugh Mitchell.

The newly married couple were the recipients of many beautiful gifts, showing the high esteem in which they are held.

The groom’s gift to the bridesmaid was a silver vanity case, to the flower-girl a bracelet, organist a vanity case and to the groomsman a silver cigarette case.

The happy couple will reside at Pleasant Point.

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Weddings

January 7 1926

Blakeney – Myers

A very pretty wedding took place in St. Paul’s Church on Thursday afternoon, January 7th, when Clara Pearl, daughter of Mrs. Eliza and the late James Myers, Oyster Pond, was united in marriage to Ralph Stanley Blakeney, of Jeddore. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. T. Ibbott. The bride looked very charming in a gown of georgette, with scarf to correspond and black hat. She carried a white Prayer Book. She was given in marriage by Malcolm Mitchell. The bride and groom were unattended. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Blakeney left for a trip through the province. On their return they will reside at 17 Victoria road. The very many friends of both bride and groom will wish them many years of happy wedded life.

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September 3 1919

Archibald – Higgins

On September 3rd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Burke Tays, Cook’s Brook, Miss Emma Agnes Higgins, daughter of the late Robert Higgins, and sister of Mrs. Tays, was united in marriage to Roy Archibald of Elmsvale, Musquodoboit. The bride was given away by her mother. She looked charming in a gown of sand colored satin and georgette, with bouquet of bridal roses, and maiden hair fern. She was followed by her little niece, Miss Emma Tays, dressed in white silk, who acted as flower girl. Revs. Mr. Burns of Gay’s River and M. H. McIntosh, of Middle Musquodoboit officiated. The groom’s present to the bride was a gold wrist watch, to the flower girl a gold pin, and also a gold pin to the organist. After the ceremony and congratulations, a luncheon was served to sixty guests. Mr. and Mrs. Archibald motored to Shubenacadie, from whence they went to Boston and other cities. On their return they will reside at Elmsvale. Miss Higgins has had a successful career as a teacher. Both bride and groom are well known and popular.

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February 25 1950

Baker – Baker

A quiet but very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. Ira Baker, West Jeddore, Saturday Feb. 25, at 7 o’clock, when his daughter Edythe Marie was united in marriage to lester Sterling, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin Baker, East Jeddore. Rev. Bloise Crawford performed the ceremony.

The bride who was given in marriage by her father was dressed in a gabardine suit of mulberry shade worn with navy blue accessories, and corsage of white flowers. She was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Baker.

Russel Baker, brother of the groom, was best man. The wedding march was played by Miss Ramona Maskell.

Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held for relatives and friends at the home of the bride.

The couple will reside at East Jeddore.

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Kitchener Waterloo ZOMBIE WALK!

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Rockin’ Ramzi’s Rockabilly and Pin-Up Emporium is terrificly thrilled to be attending and vending this year’s Kitchener Waterloo ZOMBIE WALK!!!

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We will have our usual retro styled rockabilly and psychobilly accessories as well as some new horrifcly wonderful stuff!
If you need help with a costume piece etc for the zombie walk or for Halloween please send us a message as we love to fulfill custom orders. 🙂

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The KW Zombie Walk and Halloween Expo featuring KW Darkcon will be on Saturday October 1st from 12 noon to 6 pm. Located inside Kitchener City Hall 200 King Street West, Kitchener.

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Please RSVP on the official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/154902191581546/

 Welcome to biggest and best KW Zombie Walk ever! This year we celebrate 5 deadly years of bringing the best of Halloween vendors, family friendly activities, costume contests, flash mobs, amazing make up and face painting and general zombie goodness to your doorstep! This year we will be featuring the official launch of KW Darkcon on the second level of city hall! KW asked for a Con featuring the best of local horror talent, we are bringing it to you! So much will be happening this year at Kitchener City Hall and we are now weather friendly as we are INDOORS! This year our charity of choice is this year is The Canadian Women’s Foundation. All net proceeds from our makeup table will be donated! We look forward to greeting you with a groan and a huge ‘brains’ welcome on October 1. ”
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CHECK OUT OUR PHOTOS FROM PAST ZOMBIE WALKS WE HAVE ATTENDED!

Just click on the picture to open the albums on our facebook page. Please feel welcome to tag yourselves and your ghoulish friends too. Thanks!

Guelph Zombie Walk 2012
Guelph Zombie Walk 2012

 

Waterloo Zombie Walk 2013
Waterloo Zombie Walk 2013

 

Waterloo Zombie Walk 2014
Waterloo Zombie Walk 2014

 

 

Big Music Fest Breaking Zombies 2015
Big Music Fest Breaking Zombies 2015

 

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Waterloo Zombie Walk 2015

Burlesque at The Order is BACK!!!

Burlesque at The Order in Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Canada!
Burlesque at The Order in Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Canada!
Rockin’ Ramzi’s Rockabilly and Pin-Up Emporium is excited as heck to be back at The Order for their
second fabulous season of monthly burlesque shows!
We will be bringing our retro styled rockabilly / psychobilly jewellery, accessories including pasties!
New items include Shopkins and Pokemon earrings.
ALL of our wares are priced at 3 for $20 so be sure to bring some cash so you can do some affordable shopping during the intermissions and before the show. If you are interested in a specific item please lsend us a message in advance so we can bring it for you. And as always we love custom orders so be sure to let us know if you have an idea and
would like us to make it for you. 🙂
See you soon!
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Purchase tickets here: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/16122/

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Doors @ 7:00PM – Show @ 8:00PM

The Order

56 King St N, Waterloo, ON

 
Performances by the lovely and talented Sassy Ray of Sassy Ray Burlesque, Diva Deluxe, Regina Dentata,
Chai Bella and Luba Magnus!
Burlesque Performances by the lovely and talented Sassy Ray of Sassy Ray Burlesque, Diva Deluxe, Regina Dentata, Chai Bella and Luba Magnus! Kitchener Waterloo Ontario Canada
Burlesque Performances by the lovely and talented Sassy Ray of Sassy Ray Burlesque, Diva Deluxe, Regina Dentata, Chai Bella and Luba Magnus!

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

These are photographs taken of the newspaper clippings found in Laurena Alice Kent nee Prest’s scrapbooks. There are many wedding, birth, engagement announcements, obituaries as well as articles of interest ( girls choir, little league baseball, World War 2 etc) involving families of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore and more. Localities include Halifax, Jeddore, Mooseland, Musquodoboit, Tatamagouche, Stewiacke, Beaver Bay, Tangier etc. Other places mentioned include Oak Bay, Manitoba, Boston, Massachusetts, Hollywood, California and more.

If you are planning a vintage wedding you will find that the marriage descriptions detailed here are invaluable resources of inspiration for your retro wedding decor, wedding dress and honeymoon outfit.

I will be adding more entries when I can so please bookmark this page and check back weekly for updates. Thank you. 🙂

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Scrapbook One

Scrapbook Two – Page One

Scrapbook Two – Page Two

Scrapbook Two – Page Three

Scrapbook Two – Page Four

Scrapbook Two – Page Five

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Scrapbook Two – Page Seventeen

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Scrapbook Two – Page Nineteen

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty

Scrapbook Two – Page Twenty One

Scrapbook Three – Page One

Scrapbook Three – Page Two

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September 16 1944

Kent – Pruett

The marriage of Sara Elizabeth, only daughter of D. L. Pruett and the late Mrs. Pruett, Vance, Alabama, to Stanley Harrison Kent, son of Mrs. A. Kent and the late A. Kent, Pleasant Point, Halifax County, was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. McGeorge, Mobile, Alabama, Sept. 16.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Robert Backer. The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore a powder blue suit with rose accessories and a corsage of white roses. She was attended by Miss Balir Balton. Captain C. Williams, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, was best man.

A dinner party was held at the Battle House Hotel following the ceremony, after which the young couple left on a trip through the state of Alabama.

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October 9

Webber – Kennedy

A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Kennedy, Upper Stewiacke, at nine o’clock Wednesday morning, October 9, when their youngest daughter, Mabel Ellen, was united in marriage to George F. Webber, son of the late Charles and Mrs. Webber of Ship Harbor Lake. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. T. MacDonald in the presence of immediate relatives. The bride who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of rose beige flat silk crepe. The travelling suit was of marron glace with accessories to match.

Following the ceremony the happy couple left by auto on a trip through the province. They will reside in Halifax where the groom is an employee of the Nova Scotia Light and Power Company. The bride was tendered ” showers” by friends in Halifax and Upper Stewiacke, and was the recipient of many gifts.

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May 18 1940

Campbell – Miller

The marriage of Miss Cora Jean Miller, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam L. Miller to Jack Edward Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Campbell, all of Halifax, took place Friday evening at 7.30 o’clock in St. George’s Church, Rev. Charles deW. White officiating. Miss Susie Gabriel, organist of the church played the wedding music.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Roy Miller, and she wore a street length dress of rose sheer with navy blue accessories and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. She was attended by Miss Edna Campbell, sister of the groom, who wore a pale blue dress with white accessories and a corsage of roses.

Reginald Knight was the best man.

At the conclusion of the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the groom’s parents, 37 London Street. The bride was tendered several showers previous to her marriage, and she was the recipient of many lovely wedding presents.

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have left on a trip in the Province, and on their return, they will reside in Halifax, the groom being employed at Moir’s Limited.

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September 3 1919

Myers – Harpell

A very quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Baptist parsonage, Brunswick street at 6;30 on the evening of the third of September, when the Rev. E. E. Daley, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church, united in marriage May Cora Harpell and Sandy Myers, both of West Jeddore. The bride wore a navy blue travelling suit with purple velvet hat. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few of the intimate friends of the young couple. They left on a wedding tour thru the New England States, visiting on the way the bride’s sister, Mrs. Wm. Graham. They will reside in Dartmouth on their return.

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October 20 1950

Osborne — Linda and Heather, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Osborne, announce the arrival of their brother Donald Frederick, at the Grace Maternity Hospital, October 20th, 1950. Weight 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

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1947

Wed At St. David’s — Major  and Mrs. John R. Cameron are shown above, their marriage having been solemnized yesterday afternoon in St. David’s Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Cameron is the former Margaret Haines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard P. Saunders, Halifax. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cameron, also of this city.

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1947

Cameron – Haines

 St. David’s Church was the setting yesterday for the wedding of Margaret Hines, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Saunders, and Major John R. Cameron, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cameron. all of Halifax. Rev. Frank Lawson performed the ceremony. Mr. Douglas Ritcey was soloist, singing “All Joy Be Thine.”

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a pale blue two piece silk jersey dress, a black straw hat trimmed with pale blue flowers and a corsage of pale mauve orchids.

A reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, College street, where the bride’s mother received, wearing navy with white accessories. The bridegroom’s mother assisted, wearing navy with dark accessories. Both had corsages of red roses.

Following the reception, the couple left on a trip to Prince Edward Island. The bride chose for travelling a pale yellow checked linen suit, with matching straw hat, and brown accessories.

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Cameron 1948 — Born to Major and Mrs. John R. Cameron, ( Peggy Saunders) at Grace Maternity Hospital on March 1st, a son, John Ralph.

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Cameron 1950 — Born to Major and Mrs. John R. Cameron at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on May 26th, 1950, a son, Bernard Alexander.

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June 23 1926

Davis – Hanna

The United Church, Middle Musquodoboit, was the scene of a very pretty wedding Wednesday afternoon, June 23rd, when Miss Norma Hanna, daughter of Mr. Samuel Hanna, of Nanaimo B.C. became the bride of J. W. Davis M. D. C. M. of Berwick, N. S., youngest son of the late Rev. Hiram Davis.

Friends of the bride had made the church beautiful with potted plants, cut flowers and an arch of white lilies and lilies of the valley under which the bridal party stood.

The bride who was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Robert S. McCurdy of Middle Musquodoboit, looked very charming in an ensemble suit of rosewood charmeen with rosewood mat, and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses, lilies of the valley and maiden hair fern.

The bride and groom were unattended. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. K. Read of the United Church, Middle Musquodoboit. Mrs. I. J. McFetridge, sister of the bride, played the wedding march.

Dr. and Mrs. Davis will reside in Berwick where Dr. Davis has a large medical practice.

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Myers – Barnstead

West End Baptist Church was the scene of a quiet Easter wedding at four o’clock, April the first. The Rev. Gordon Vincent united in wedlock Private Fulton Myers and Edna Estella Barnstead, both of Halifax. Both bride and groom are well known in Halifax and have many friends throughout the city.

After the service the couple left for Truro on their bridal trip.

Myers – Barnstead

The marriage took place quietly at the Parsonage of the West End Baptist Church Sunday afternoon of Miss Edna Barnstead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barnstead, Halifax, and Fulton Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neilly Myers, East Jeddore.

The bride wore a rose crepe dress with brown accessories.

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1919

Slavin – Mosher

Halifax, July 24 — A very pretty wedding took place in St. Patrick’s church on Tuesday morning, Rev. Father Delaney officiating, S. Sergt. H. W. Slavin, of the Engineers, Halifax, and Miss Bessie Mosher, of Moser’s River, Halifax, being the principals. The bride was attired in a white satin dress with georgette over-dress embroidered with pearls, wore the bridal veil with orange blossoms and carried a shower bouquet of roses, sweet peas and carnations. Miss Bessie Monahan, of Dartmouth, was bridesmaid, and was gowned in white silk, wore a white picture hat and carried a bouquet of roses. Staff Sergt. Berry of the Engineers, attended as best man. The groom’s gift to the bride was a white Prayer book, to the bridesmaid an amethyst pendant and to the best man a silver safety razor. The bride’s travelling costume was a sand-colored silk suit with hat to match of silk georgette crepe. The happy couple received many presents, including silver, cut glass and linen. They left by the D. A. R. for a trip thru the Annapolis Valley. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Slavin will make their home in Halifax.

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May 14

Cameron – Cameron

A quiet wedding of interest to many friends in Halifax and throughout Nova Scotia, was solemnized at St. John’s United Church Manse, Moncton, N.B., Saturday May 14, when Christine Helen, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Cameron, of Thorburn, was united in marriage with Dr. Richard F. Cameron, Dartmouth, son of Mrs. Edith Cameron and the late R. F. Cameron of West Gore, Hants County. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Frank E. Archibald, minister of St. John’s Church, who is a close friends of the bride.

The bride was charming in her floor-length gown of ice blue brocaded taffeta, over which was worn a fitted bolero jacket with military collar and long sleeves pointed over the wrists. Her veil was finger-tip and fell from a coronet of blue taffeta. A strand of pearls was her only jewellery. Her bouquet was a nosegay of roses and lilies of the valley.

The couple were attended by the groom’s sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Mellish of Petitcodiac, N.B.

For travelling the bride wore a smart gabardine suit with navy accessories, and grey squirrel furs, the gift of the groom. Her corsage was of roses.

The happy couple left on a three weeks motor trip to the United States. On their return they will reside at 115 Crichton Avenue, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Births

Cameron — Born to Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cameron at the Halifax Infirmary on December 23, 1951, a daughter, Cheryl Christine. Weight 7 pounds, 6 ounces. A sister for Gary Richard.

Cameron — Dr. and Mrs. Richard F. Cameron are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Gary Richard, at the Halifax Infirmary on March 30th, 1950. Weight 8 pounds.

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Is married — Mrs. Walter Watt, formerly Elvie M. Milne, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Milne, Middle Musquodoboit, whose marriage took place June 29 in Central United Church, Calgary, is shown in the above photograph.

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Watt — Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Watt ( nee Evie milne, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S.) at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, July 25th, a son, Robert Walter. Weight 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

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