Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton will soon have it all

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

The name is taken from its his­toric “ lassy wall” which runs along the side of the old C.B.N. High­way be­low Holy Redeemer Church.

When the stone wall was built back in the 1830s, money was scarce. So the lo­cal labour­ers that built the wall were paid for their work in mo­lasses, a cov­eted com­mod­ity at the time. In those days peo­ple used mo­lasses to sweeten their tea, spread on their bread, make lassy duff, not to men­tion home­made beer and moon­shine. Re­mem­ber the lines from the tra­di­tional New­found­land folk song, Moon­shine Can?

Has it all

From 565 mil­lion year old fos­sils of the world’s old­est an­i­mals (Edi­acara) dis­cov­ered at Green­head, Spa­niard’s Bay to fu­tur­is­tic “power cen­tres,” Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton will soon have it all.

Look­ing at the town’s “ very bright” fu­ture, Mayor Drover con­cludes “if all falls into place, I think we’re go­ing to be a well-es­tab­lished town for a long time to come.”

O’NEILL’S Gar­den land has re­cently un­der­gone a ma­jor facelift. BAND­STAND - A new band­stand was added to the town’s recre­ation com­plex last year. The en­closed out­door stage is com­pletely wired for sound and light­ing. UNITED CHURCH - Des­ig­nated a mu­nic­i­pal and pro­vin­cial her­itage struc­ture, the for­mer United Church serves as the town’s mu­seum, re­flect­ing Spa­niard’s Bay’s his­tory, which dates back to 1705.

LASSY WALL - Like Holy Redeemer Angli­can Church, which over­looks it, the Lassy Wall is a Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton Land­mark. The ed­i­fice, which has with­stood the test of time, was so named be­cause the men who built it al­most 200 years ago (1830s) were paid for their labour in mo­lasses. SEC­RE­TARY-Sport­ing her Lassy Days but­ton, Glo­ria Porter, sec­re­tary, is the first to greet vis­i­tors at the Spa­niard’s Bay/Tilton Town Hall.

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