A happy and historic day, preserved for you to enjoy

Whether or not you were able to join us this past Sunday at Historic Queensborough Day, you can – thanks to modern technology and Terry Pigden of CHTV cable TV in Madoc – view some of its highlights on the videos at the top and bottom of this post. In Part A of Terry’s two-part video (the one at the top) there’s way, way too much (for my liking) of me serving as tour guide – but there’s also great footage of the riverside ceremony recognizing the work of community volunteers. In Part B you can go on a tour of one of the two lovely gardens that were on display, and also get a sense of all the bustle and activity as people eagerly examined the historical displays at the Queensborough Community Centre.

This whole area owes a great deal to Terry Pigden and his very able assistant, his wife, Eileen. They attend so many local events and film them – which means not only that people who couldn’t be there can still enjoy the events, but also that these occasions are preserved for posterity. Already in recent months Terry and Eileen had been to Queensborough twice, to film the kayakers on the Black River in the early spring and the anniversary service at St. Andrew’s United Church in late June. And there they were again Sunday, hard at work as always. By this afternoon, Terry’s videos were already edited and posted on YouTube. That is an enormous amount of work, and shows such commitment and dedication to the community. Thank you so much for all you do, Terry and Eileen!

And with that – let’s take a stroll down the garden path. Here’s Part 2 of the Historic Queensborough Day video:

8 thoughts on “A happy and historic day, preserved for you to enjoy

  1. It looks like it was a great day. Well done the people of Queensbrough. Sorry I miss it. Happy that got see on Youtube. Thanks Greg

    • It really was, Doris, and the weather could not have been more co-operative. I hope we’ll be able to do it again, and you’ll be able to come and lend your vast expertise about Queensborough and area!

  2. Looks like it was a great day for all. Loved watching the wagon ride and learning more about the community. Such an interesting history and how delightful that so many people are involved in telling the stories.

    • You’ve put your finger on one of the best things about that day, Jo-Ann – that there are lots of people involved in telling the stories of Queensborough. It’s so much fun to be a part of that!

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