Presentation of a historical picture in 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.