Pre­sen­ta­tion of a his­tor­i­cal pic­ture in East Bolton

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - East Bolton

Fri­day, Au­gust 28, the mayor of East Bolton, Mrs. Joan West­land Eby, re­ceived a his­tor­i­cal pho­to­graph of Aylmer Place who was al­der­man of East Bolton and who was three times Mayor of the Town­ship (be­tween 1878 and 1892).

The pho­to­graph was pre­sented by Mrs. Bev Walk­ling in the name of the Place fam­ily. In her state­ment, Mrs. Walk­ling hoped that the por­trait Aylmer Place re­vives the mem­ory of a pi­o­neer fam­ily who was ac­tive in the area dur­ing the 19th cen­tury. Re­ceiv­ing the gift, the Mayor of East Bolton said that pho­tog­ra­phy would en­rich the gallery of por­traits of the May­ors of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity. Mrs. Eby also em­pha­sized the his­toric na­ture and ar­chi­tec­tural value of the East Bolton’s Town Hall, built in 1867. It is in this build­ing that Aylmer Place ex­er­cised his of­fice as mayor.

The Place fam­ily mem­bers lived in Thompson's Mills-Milling­ton, a now de­funct ham­let in the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Austin. Mount Place (379 me­ters) per­pet­u­ates the mem­ory of the fam­ily. For over a quar­ter cen­tury, Aylmer Place was a leader of Bolton, ac­tive at civic and so­cial lev­els as well as busi­ness­man.

The As­so­ci­a­tion Pat­ri­moine Bolton Her­itage or­ga­nized the visit of the grand-grand­daugh­ter of Aylmer Place.

From left to right, Bev Walk­ling, Ms. Joan West­land Eby, Mayor of East Bolton, Mrs. Ginette Bre­ton, Coun­cil­lor.

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